Medication for UTIs

Reviewed by Dr Jonah Mink, April 21'45 sec read

Although some urinary infections may clear up on their own, antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat the problem. These include nitrofurantoin (genfura), trimethoprim, cephalexin and pivmecillinam. 

 Some people also choose to take over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as CanesOasis or other cystitis treatments. These medications reduce the acidity of the urine to relieve the symptoms of stinging or burning when passing urine. It is important to pay attention to any symptoms that are still present on finishing the course of an OTC medication. If you still experience painful urination, abdominal discomfort, a fever, cloudy or bloody urine, then antibiotics may be required to fully treat the infection. 

 During a course of treatment, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and take rest whenever possible. This will help your body to fight the infection effectively.

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