Sorry to hear that you have a UTI. Man o Man do I hate those! I used to get them when I was younger, thankfully they are a thing of the past. I could not use Sulfa drugs... UTIs where what revealed this allergy.
Beware of the "floxins" any antibiotic that is fluoride based as these effect the thyroid as well.
It depends on the organism(s) that are causing the problem, but for uncomplicated UTIs, you may want to try Augmentin, which is a combo of amoxicillin with clavulanic acid. The generic is called Amoxicillin Clavulanate. The dose is Augmentin 875 twice a day, or Augmentin 500 mg 3 times a day. But your doc will know this.
If you have allergy to the penicillin based antibotics, this would not be a good choice for you.
If UTIs are a chronic condition, you may want to try a D-Mannose supplement.
D-mannose prevents bacteria from clinging to the walls of the bladder.
Feel better soon!
PS. If you are in pain, ask your doctor to give you some pyridium. It does stain your urine a dark orange color, but its wonderful for getting rid of those horrible spasms that often accompany UTIs.
Edited by: MZZCHIEF at: 7/29/2011 (03:25)
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