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Suggest treatment for recurrent UTI

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Posted on Fri, 16 Jun 2017
Question: i have a recurrence of a uti after i completed my nitrofurantoin mono mac 100mg caps 20 ea; i found a bottle with some from early april and wonder if i can take those as the uti is bac and i cannot see the urologist until next wed--she is a new doc that i am switching to as uses hospital i prefer
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can use it if you have an UTI after culture and sensitivity of urine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! I have been through your question.

Related your concern first I need to know more about your signs and symptoms. Do you have burning frequent urination associated with blood or not and as well do you have fever and lower back pain?

Usually we recommend to use nitrofurantoin for an UTI, but in your case having recurrent UTI I suggest to do an urine test and culture and sensitivity of urine before taking this antibiotic in order to see antibiotic resistance.

You should know that the urine culture is used to diagnose an UTI and to identify the bacteria causing the infection and find which drugs are likely to be most effective. For those who have frequent UTI like you, their bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics over time, making careful selection of antibiotic.

I hope my answer helps you.
Feel free to ask me further.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: You can use it if you have an UTI after culture and sensitivity of urine. Detailed Answer: Hello! I have been through your question. Related your concern first I need to know more about your signs and symptoms. Do you have burning frequent urination associated with blood or not and as well do you have fever and lower back pain? Usually we recommend to use nitrofurantoin for an UTI, but in your case having recurrent UTI I suggest to do an urine test and culture and sensitivity of urine before taking this antibiotic in order to see antibiotic resistance. You should know that the urine culture is used to diagnose an UTI and to identify the bacteria causing the infection and find which drugs are likely to be most effective. For those who have frequent UTI like you, their bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics over time, making careful selection of antibiotic. I hope my answer helps you. Feel free to ask me further. Regards.