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Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No cure -treatment

The most commonly used antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections (utis) are Nitrofurantoin (aka macrobid) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, which are cheap + usually well tolerated.
But, it's important to try to learn why utis keep occurring + the doctor may want to do some studies. Also, prevention through good toilet hygiene + fully emptying bladder often enough is also key.

In brief: No cure -treatment

The most commonly used antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections (utis) are Nitrofurantoin (aka macrobid) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, which are cheap + usually well tolerated.
But, it's important to try to learn why utis keep occurring + the doctor may want to do some studies. Also, prevention through good toilet hygiene + fully emptying bladder often enough is also key.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Correct antibiotic

Depends upon which antibiotic bacteria are sensitive to.
Bactrim (trimethopri/sulfa), Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals) & Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are all highly effective first line antibiotics unless bacteria are resistant. Culture & sensitivity testing of urine should give the answer. Good luck.

In brief: Correct antibiotic

Depends upon which antibiotic bacteria are sensitive to.
Bactrim (trimethopri/sulfa), Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals) & Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are all highly effective first line antibiotics unless bacteria are resistant. Culture & sensitivity testing of urine should give the answer. Good luck.
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