Since the culprit of bladder infections are bacteria, the most common prescribed drugs by a doctor to treat the infections are antibiotics. The type of antibiotics that prescribed will depend on the type of bacterium found in patient’s urine and patient’s overall health conditions. When you get this infection and your doctor prescribes antibiotics, it’s very important to follow the medication until it finish. Don’t skip the medication just because you feeling better.
In most cases, Bladder infections patients feel better after few days of treatment. If it needed, doctor will recommend the patient to continue the medication for extra one week. Remember to take all prescribed drug to ensure the maximum effect of the drugs and to make sure that the bacteria are completely vanish.
Antibiotics for simple bladder infections
1. Amoxicillin. Treated the infection using amoxicillin for 10 days is a standard treatment for urinary tract infection including the infection in bladder. A combination of amoxicillin and augmentin is commonly uses to treat several drug-resistance infections.
2. Cephalosporins. This antibiotic also dedicated bladder infections that persistent to standard antibiotic. Including to this antibiotic are cefuroxime, cephalexin, cefadroxil, loracarbef, and cefixime.
Other antibiotics that may be used to treat the infection are including Nitrofurantoin, Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, and Levofloxacin.
For those patients who experience frequent bladder infections, doctor may prescribe a longer course of antibiotics. If someone experiences the infection symptoms after sexual activity, doctor may prescribe antibiotics that should taken after the intercourse. An intravenous antibiotic sometimes is needed to treat severe infection.
Please note that taking antibiotics without prescription isn’t recommended. Always ask the doctor about the treatment and medication. If you planning to follow bladder infections home remedy, better to talk it first to a certified health practitioner. Drink much plain water are suggested along medical treatment to flush out the bacteria.