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Antibiotic to treat UTI besides SULZA, TETRACYCLINE.

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I am a 48 year old woman. I get UTI's at least once a year and I have the beginning of one now.

I have been taking AZO, Cranberry juice for the past two days, and it has not gone away. I feel that I need antibiotics, as I am traveling out of town this weekend and would like to get them today, February 11, 2015.

I am allergic to SULFA, and tetraclycline. If you could prescribe the lightest antibiotic that would be helpful.

Thank you, Darcy Keith

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
UTIs are rampant nowadays with a good percentage of males also getting infected. The issue is with widespread use of antibiotics, the organisms have become resistant. In fact, most of my patients do not show any recovery with Ciplofloxacin or Doxycycline which was the standard before.
In such a case, I advise you to use Cotrimoxazole ( TMP-SMX ) twice daily for 2 weeks. I am recommending 2 weeks so that there is no scope of resistance. Continue drinking plenty of water, and cranberry to prevent any burning.
So you can get a prescription for the same from any local physician and proceed.

Patient replied :

I don't have any of the following: Diabets, hypertension, surgeries, smoke, cosume alcohol daily, (not sure if I have allergies to Cortixozole?).
Thank you and how do I get the prescription called into my pharmacy.
CVS - 972-424-0067
East Park Blvd in Plano Texas

Thank you for the follow-up.
I just need to clarify one thing.
Are you allergic to sulfoquinolones in particular or all sulfa based compounds?
In that case, Cotrimoxazole can't be taken.
You can go for Augmentin ( amoxicillin + clavulanic acid ) 625 mg twice daily. This is a very light antibiotic and won't cause any allergies.
Unfortunately, we do not provide any online prescriptions. So you need to get a prescription from your local doctor.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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