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Urinary tract infection Treatments

Urinary tract infection: Treatments Inroduction

The first step in treating urinary tract infections is prevention. Prevention measures include drinking plenty of fluids, urinating as soon as possible when the urge is felt, and drinking cranberry juice, which may have infection-fighting qualities.

For women, prevention measures include urinating promptly after having sexual intercourse, wiping the genital area from front to back after urinating or defecating, and not using douches or deodorant feminine products. These can be irritating to the genitals.

Early recognition and treatment of bladder infections often result in a cure without complications in generally healthy people. Treatment includes an antibiotic medication, such as amoxicillin or ciprofloxacin, nitrofurantoin, or sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. Bacterial prostatitis and pyelonephritis are also treated with antibiotics if the infecting microorganism is bacterial.

For urinary tract infections that have resulted in complications, such as kidney damage or sepsis, hospital care is generally necessary. This may include intravenous antibiotics and intensive care and life support in some cases. People most likely to be hospitalized include the elderly, people who live in long-term care, and those with chronic conditions that affect the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes.

Treatments for Cystitis

The following treatments are listed for Cystitis in our knowledge base:

  • Fluids
  • Antibiotics
  • Drink lots of water
  • Empty bladder according to urges - do not try to hold it in.
  • Avoid caffeine - such as tea, coffee or sodas.
  • Bicarbonate of soda - helps reduce acidity of urine
  • Over-the-counter urinary alkalinisers - reduces urine acidity
  • Avoid sexual intercourse
  • Avoid using tampons
  • Avoid spicy foods

Alternative Treatments for Urinary tract infection

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Urinary tract infection in various sources may include:

Drugs and Medications used to treat Urinary tract infection:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Urinary tract infection may include:

  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cipro Cystitis pack
  • Trovafloxacin
  • Floxin Uropak
  • Sulfonamide antibiotic
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Apo-Sulfamethoxazole
  • Apo-Sulfatrim
  • Apo-Sulfatrim DS
  • Azo Gantanol
  • Bactrim
  • Bactrim DS
  • Bethaprim
  • Comoxol
  • Cotrim
  • Gantanol
  • Novo-Trimel
  • Novo-Trimel DS
  • Nu-Cotrimox
  • Protrin
  • Protrin DF
  • Roubac
  • Septra
  • Septra DS
  • Sulfatrim
  • Uro Gantanol
  • Uroplus DS
  • Uroplus SS
  • Vagitrol
  • Sulfisoxazole
  • Azo Gantrisin
  • Azo-Sulfisoxazole
  • Eryzole
  • Gantrisin
  • Gulfasin
  • Lipo Gantrisin
  • Novosoxazole
  • Pediazole
  • SK-Soxazole
  • Sulfalar
  • Vagila
  • Cipro XR
  • Ciprol XL
  • Cimogal
  • Ciprobiotic
  • Ciproflox
  • Ciprofur
  • Ciproxina
  • Eni
  • Kenzoflex
  • Microrgan
  • Mitroken
  • Nivoflox
  • Novoquin
  • Opthaflox
  • Quinoflox
  • Sophixin
  • Suiflox
  • Zipra
  • Flavoxate
  • Urispas
  • Apo-Flavoxate
  • Bladuril

Treatments for Causes of Urinary tract infection

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Urinary tract infection:

More causes: not all possible causes for Urinary tract infection are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Urinary tract infection.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Urinary tract infection:

The following list of conditions have 'Urinary tract infection' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Urinary tract infection:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Urinary tract infection' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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