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How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI ?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Effective antibiotic

It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti).
The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it.

In brief: Effective antibiotic

It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti).
The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Usually work

Usually Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works better but with any uti, i send it to the lab to see what bacteria is causing it and which antibiotic it is sensitive to.

In brief: Usually work

Usually Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works better but with any uti, i send it to the lab to see what bacteria is causing it and which antibiotic it is sensitive to.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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