How many medications are necessary for bladder infections?

One. Most bladder or urinary tract infections are treated with one antibiotic and then another may be added or considered if improvement is not seen within 2-3 days. Urine cultures are not routinely performed but can be done for various factors if needed to better determine the most effective antibiotic for treatment.
Usually one. Although many experts do not reccommend culture, one way to be sure of both the diagnosis and that the one antibiotic given is correct, is to do a culture and sensitivities.
One . If a culture is performed, the results should yield the correct antibiotic for the infection. There are natural treatments as well. The most common bacteria for uti's has shown to be successfully killed using cranberry.

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI. Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. Read more...

I had a bladder infection 11-4-15 medication made the symptoms go away. Same symptoms 12-4-14 and again on 1-13-15 but negative tests.

UTI? I presume you have been tested every time and that some urine cultures have been obtained? Sometimes, infections are incompletely tried and sometimes they can be recurrent. Are the symptoms cyclic and/or associated with sex? If you are having symptoms, see your doc. Read more...

Two weeks ago I had a very bad bladder infection and finished my medication about a week ago. The past few days it feels as though it' came back, why?

Underlying cause? Several potential reasons: 1) more time was needed for medicating, 2) an infection from a different microbe is now occurring, 3) the underlying cause of the bladder infection hasn't been addressed. 4) the source of the infection has not been controlled. See the doctor how prescribed you the medication, to re-evaluate the situation. Read more...

How can I treat bladder infection without taking medication?

Probably not well? If one has a true bladder infection, it will usually need antibiotics. However, if treated early, one may be able to eliminate this by forcing fluids to the point of frequent voidings and "flush out" the bacteria and allow the body to heal without antibiotics. First one would need to know that this is an infection and not some other problem that would need other attention. If in doubt, check! Read more...

What medication should I take to recover the bladder infection?

Antibiotic. Urinary tract infections are caused by an infectious agent in the urinary system. This is usually a bacteria and usually is limited to the bladder (i.e. bladder infection). The most common symptoms are burning with urination and having to urinate frequently. Treatment requires antibiotics, such as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ciprofloxacin, even Keflex or ampicillin. See your doctor if this does not get better. Read more...
Nitrofurantoin. I need to know if you are sexually active, do you use any contraceptive methods, is it possible that you are pregnant. I can start you on Nitrofurantoin 100mg every 6 hours for 5 days. . Read more...

Are there any medications that can prevent my recurring bladder infections?

Antibiotics/cranberr. Best to find out if there is any treatable cause for your utis. R u drinking enough? Nightly Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) can prevent recurring bladder infections. Some people find that cranberry juice or cranberry capsules can help to prevent them. Read more...
Urinary infections. Chronic urinary infections may be treated, but better to be prevented. Your doctor or a urologist will have suggestions to prevent or treat chronic urinary infections. Read more...

I have a bladder infection. Can I get some medication called into my pharmacy this morning? Thank you.

Here are some ... You might be right you got bladder infection because you might have had plenty experience so you sense UTI is coming. But in today's standard of healthcare, it's not a good idea to prescribe antibiotics without analyzing detailed Hx + physicals + a urinalysis at least. So, if new to you, to urgent care now; if old recurrent, you may wait but increase fluid intake so to increase urine output and... Read more...

Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?

Shouldn't. The symptoms should be resolving after 5 days. Call your physician and let him know, as he may want to change to another antibiotic, ask about Pyridium (phenazopyridine) as well. Read more...