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UTI Treatments

Antibiotics prescribed for the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)/ Cystitis - also prevent complications of Urinary Tract such as kidney damage. Use of antibiotics to treat Urinary tract infection helps relieve symptoms soon. Some times antibiotics are prescribed as preventive therapy for women who have recurrent UTI or patients who had undergone Kidney transplantation, or contemplate surgery in the urinary tract.


The following is a list of the main stream Antibiotics class prescribed for the UTI :


  • Beta lactams: Penicillin either alone or as a combination like Amoxicillin with Clavulanate
  • Cephalosporin Cephalexin, Cefadroxil and Cefuroxime
  • Pivmecillinam

  • Fluoroquinolones: Ofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin

  • Aminoglycosides: Gentamicin and Amikacin
  • Nitrofurantoin: Macrodantin
  • Fosfomycin: This may be the antibiotics of choice for UTI in pregnant women
  • Carbapenem: Doripenem
  • Tetracyclines: Tetracycline, Doxycycline and Minocycline

Other than the above, Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole combination may also be prescribed. Note that the treatment for UTI with antibiotics is always carefully chosen based on the individual case - age, sex and other prevailing conditions.

Reactions to antibiotics such as diarrhea, stomach cramps and loss of appetite might be noticed. Antacids and zinc supplements might also be prescribed along with antibiotics for UTI. Keep your doctor informed if you are taking birth control pills or anticoagulants. Anti spasm drugs like Methenamine or Flavoxate may also be prescribed to manage the symptoms of UTI.

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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: February 26, 2020