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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Medications

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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).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014



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