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Is Tetracycline recommended for UTI?

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Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019
Question: IS TETRACYCLINE RECOMMENDED FOR UTI?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Generally Cephalosporin group of antibiotics are prescribed in UTI

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Tetracycline is effective against gram positive bacteria, UTI is most commonly due to gram negative bacteria hence Cephalosporin group of antibiotics like Cefixime, Ciprofloxacin are the antibiotics that are commonly being prescribed in UTI.

However, it is always safe to get Urine culture done and take appropriate antibiotic as per culture and sensitivity report so as to eradicate infection effectively.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr. P. T. Patil
Urologist
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Brief Answer: Generally Cephalosporin group of antibiotics are prescribed in UTI Detailed Answer: Hello, Tetracycline is effective against gram positive bacteria, UTI is most commonly due to gram negative bacteria hence Cephalosporin group of antibiotics like Cefixime, Ciprofloxacin are the antibiotics that are commonly being prescribed in UTI. However, it is always safe to get Urine culture done and take appropriate antibiotic as per culture and sensitivity report so as to eradicate infection effectively. Hope I have answered your query. Regards, Dr. P. T. Patil Urologist