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Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

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Dr. Diane Minich
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In brief: Maybe

Depending on the bacteria causing the infection it could hepl but Flagyl is not normally used to treat a uti.
If you think you have a UTI see your doctor and get a more definitive treatment.

In brief: Maybe

Depending on the bacteria causing the infection it could hepl but Flagyl is not normally used to treat a uti.
If you think you have a UTI see your doctor and get a more definitive treatment.
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. John Hammer
Agreed - flagyl is not generally used to treat UTI's because has limited activity against the bacteria that typically cause UTI's.

In brief: No

Flagyl (metronidazole) is used for the treatment of certain types of vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis).
It has no effect on the types of bacteria that generally cause a uti. Appropriate vaginal and urine cultures can best identify the presence and cause of these types of infections: vaginitis and uti.

In brief: No

Flagyl (metronidazole) is used for the treatment of certain types of vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis).
It has no effect on the types of bacteria that generally cause a uti. Appropriate vaginal and urine cultures can best identify the presence and cause of these types of infections: vaginitis and uti.
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