A urinary tract infection, or UTI for short, is a common condition that is characterized by an infection in the urinary system. With Patricia (Nurse Pattye) Anderson, FNP bc, you can request a prescription for UTI treatment online and get the medications you need conveniently and affordably.
UTI Prescription Options
Medications for UTI treatment are generally antibiotics and are available in a tablet, pill or liquid format. There are many types of antibiotics used to treat a UTI:
Trimethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)
Antibiotics for UTIs –
Trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, also known as Bactrim, is a common medication used to treat a UTI that is relatively inexpensive. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin) belong to a stronger class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Used in treating both UTIs and kidney infections, the stronger antibiotics are often reserved for more severe cases, especially given that they can cause significant side effects.
Nitrofurantoin is another antibiotic that can be useful in treating a urinary tract infection. Cephalexin is an antibiotic that is sometimes used for treating UTIs but there is often antibiotic resistance to it. Ceftriaxone, or Rocephin, and ampicillin are other antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections but are used in a hospital setting.
UTI Medication – Effectiveness
Medications used to treat a UTI are highly effective when the appropriate medication is chosen and the antibiotics are used as prescribed. However, it is important to know that UTI medications do not work for everyone and that a urinary tract infection may not be completely treated if the medication course is not completed. At times, some medical providers feel that it is appropriate to prescribe medications like phenazopyridine to try and help relieve some of the symptoms associated with having a UTI. Also, at times, people with a urinary tract infection experience severe nausea and vomiting, requiring additional medications (e.g. ondansetron).
Urinary Tract Infection Medications – Side Effects
All medication that provide treatment for UTIs can cause side effects. Depending on the medication used, side effects can range from stomach upset to nausea and vomiting, skin rashes and muscle pain. Like every medication, some people are also allergic to medications used in UTI treatment. Generally, side effects from any medication taken for a UTI will go away once the medication is discontinued but specific questions should be direct to a medical provider and the pharmacist providing the UTI treatment.
UTI Symptoms – FAQ
A UTI, or urinary tract infection, is an infection of the urinary tract. Symptoms of a UTI are usually mild and may consist of an ongoing urge to urinate, cloudy or smelly urine, or pain / burning while urinating. Untreated, a UTI can progress into a kidney infection known as pyelonephritis. Kidney infections can be severe and result in back pain, stomach pain and vomiting and may require hospitalization.
UTI Prescriptions – Online
Because UTI treatments are typically prescription antibiotics, one cannot simply buy UTI medications such as Levaquin online. Rather, UTI medications need to be provided by a licensed pharmacy with a prescription for UTI medication from a licensed medical provider. With Patricia (Nurse Pattye) Anderson, FNP bc, people with UTI symptoms can connect with medical providers who can provide a prescription for UTI medications when appropriate.