Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Medications
John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
- What are the different types of urinary tract infection and bladder infection medicines?
- What are common side effects of urinary tract infection and bladder infection medications?
- Where can people find more information about side effects of prescription urinary tract infection and bladder infection drugs?
What are the different types of urinary tract infection and bladder infection medicines?
The urinary tract includes the bladder, ureters, urethra, and kidneys. When bacteria travels up the urethra, it can travel into the bladder or kidneys, causing infection. Bladder infection is called cystitis. In most cases, antibiotics are used. Commonly prescribed antibiotics to treat bacterial urinary tract infections and bladder infections include Levaquin (levofloxacin), Cipro, Proquin (ciprofloxacin), Keflex (cephalexin), Zotrim, Bactrim (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole), Macrobid, Furadantin (nitrofurantoin), Monurol (fosfomycin), Hiprex (methenamine hippurate), Trimpex, Proloprim, Primsol (trimethoprim), and NegGram (nalidixic acid). Cystitis may also be treated with pain relievers such as Pyridium (phenazopyridine).
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