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Prevention of Urinary tract infections

Prevention of Urinary tract infections:

Methods of prevention of Urinary tract infections mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Urinary tract infections.

Medications used to prevent Urinary tract infections:

Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Urinary tract infections include:

  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Macrodantina
  • Apo-Nitrofurantoin
  • Macrobid
  • Macrodantin
  • Novo-Furantoin
  • Furadantin

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Clinical Trials for Urinary tract infections

Some of the clinical trials for Urinary tract infections include:

Treatments for Urinary tract infections

Treatments to consider for Urinary tract infections may include:

  • Antibacterial drugs
    • Trimethoprim (Trimpex)
    • Trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim)
    • Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox)
    • Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin)
    • Ampicillin
    • Quinolones
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of Urinary tract infections:

Urinary Tract Infections in Adults: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Doctors suggest some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection:

  • Drink plenty of water every day. Some doctors suggest drinking cranberry juice, which in large amounts inhibits the growth of some bacteria by acidifying the urine. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplements have the same effect.

  • Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate.

  • Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.

  • Take showers instead of tub baths.

  • Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse.

  • Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra.
(Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections in Adults: NIDDK)

Urinary Tract Infections: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Drink plenty of water every day. Some doctors suggest drinking cranberry juice, which in large amounts inhibits the growth of some bacteria by acidifying the urine. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplements have the same effect. Urinate when you feel the need; donít resist the urge to urinate. Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from the anal area from entering the vagina or urethra. Take showers instead of tub baths. Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Urinary tract infections

Information on prevention of Urinary tract infections comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Urinary tract infections prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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