What is the first drug of choice for UTI?

The first-choice agents for treatment of uncomplicated acute cystitis in women include nitrofurantoin monohydrate/macrocrystals, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), or fosfomycin. Beta-lactam antibiotics may be used when other recommended agents cannot be used.

Do you need antibiotics for a UTI?

In most cases, antibiotics are needed to treat a UTI. Antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the infection, and help your symptoms go away in 1 to 2 days. In fact, because UTIs are so common, they account for up to 20% of all antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. — second only to respiratory infections.

Can I take amoxicillin for UTI?

UTIs can cause infection and inflammation. Doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics such as amoxicillin to treat urinary tract infections and help you feel better.

What is the best medicine to treat UTI?

The most common fluoroquinolone antibiotic is ciprofloxacin. It can be taken by mouth or via an IV. It is useful in the treatment of complicated UTIs or pyelonephritis. Unfortunately, its use is limited to adult patients, as there is some evidence of damage to the cartilage of weight-bearing joints in children using this antibiotic.

What are the safest antibiotics for UTI?

UTI, or urinary tract infection, is a common bacterial infection that can be easily treated with antibiotics. Penicillin antibiotics work by disrupting the process used by bacteria to create their cell walls. The best-known sulfa antibiotic is Bactrim.

Will UTI go away on its own without antibiotics?

Antibiotics are very effective means of treatment for UTIs. However, in some cases, the body can often resolve minor and uncomplicated UTIs on its own without antibiotics. Following some estimates, about 25-42 percent of uncomplicated UTI infections usually clear on their own.