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Urinary Tract Infection

Alternate Names : Cystitis, Bladder Infection, UTI

Urinary Tract Infection | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Following are some of the antibiotics that may be used to treat UTIs:

  • amoxicillin and clavulanate
  • cephalexin
  • ciprofloxacin
  • nitrofurantoin
  • sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
  • Phenazopyridine may be used to relieve painful urination and bladder spasms. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be used to reduce fever.

    What are the side effects of the treatments?

    Antibiotics may cause stomach upset, rash, and allergic reactions. Phenazopyridine turns the urine a bright orange color.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    Urinary symptoms usually clear up within the first 3 days of antibiotic therapy. If symptoms persist or worsen, the healthcare provider should be notified.

    How is the condition monitored?

    The healthcare provider may order a repeat urinalysis or urine culture to see if the UTI is gone. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/10/01

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