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What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Many Different Ones
Most commonly: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals), Bactrim or septra (trimethoprim/sulfa) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Less often: amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suprax, keflex, cefepime, omnipen, gentamicin. A number of others are used if the bacteria are resistant to the all of the above.

In brief: Many Different Ones
Most commonly: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals), Bactrim or septra (trimethoprim/sulfa) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Less often: amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suprax, keflex, cefepime, omnipen, gentamicin. A number of others are used if the bacteria are resistant to the all of the above.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Holly Barth
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
There are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat a uti.
The most common ones are penicillins and cephalosporins. Depending on the physician, they may have a drug they prefer to prescribe. Once the lab has discovered what organism is causing the infection, there may be a certain antibiotic that will more specifically get rid of the infection.

In brief: Depends
There are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat a uti.
The most common ones are penicillins and cephalosporins. Depending on the physician, they may have a drug they prefer to prescribe. Once the lab has discovered what organism is causing the infection, there may be a certain antibiotic that will more specifically get rid of the infection.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: There are many
There are a variety of antibiotics that treat urinary tract infections (uti).
These include bactrim, macrobid, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and others.

In brief: There are many
There are a variety of antibiotics that treat urinary tract infections (uti).
These include bactrim, macrobid, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and others.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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