Prescription Medication for UTIs
This antibiotic treatment is for bladder or kidney infections, and other infections caused by aerobic bacteria. Antibiotics are the best UTI treatment plan as they eliminate bacteria and can prevent complications.Talk to a Doctor
This antibiotic is used to treat UTIs, killing common infection-causing bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) or preventing their growth. This antibiotic primarily works against bacteria specific to the urinary tract and is eliminated through the urine.Talk to a Doctor
This antibiotic is used to treat UTIs and a wide range of other bacterial infections. This type of antibiotic is broad-spectrum, meaning it’s effective against many different types of bacteria and is absorbed well by the body.Talk to a Doctor
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Common Questions About UTIs
If left untreated, a UTI can spread in the body and lead to further infection. In severe cases, the infection can enter the bloodstream and become life-threatening.
Some common complications that can occur if you don’t seek treatment for a UTI include:
• Kidney infection: A type of UTI that is localized to the kidneys, causing severe symptoms such as high fever, nausea, and vomiting. Kidney infections can lead to permanent damage to the organ and life-threatening infections in the rest of the body.
• Recurrent or chronic infections: The bacteria in the urinary system can cause multiple or recurrent infections. Chronic UTIs can be difficult to treat and may require specialized medical care.
• Pregnancy complications: If you’re pregnant, an untreated UTI can result in preterm labor and low birth weight of your baby. It’s crucial for expectant mothers to seek treatment for a UTI as soon as they begin experiencing symptoms.
• Kidney damage: Chronic or recurrent UTIs can lead to abnormalities in the urinary tract and permanent kidney damage.
• Sepsis: In rare cases, if a UTI spreads to the bloodstream, it can cause a life-threatening condition called sepsis. This requires immediate and emergency medical attention.
You can get treatment for UTIs and other medical conditions usually treated by primary care physicians without having to trek to a doctor’s office. Through LifeMD, you can consult with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner online to get treatment for your UTI.
Your appointment will take place via a video call and if your medical provider finds that you need prescription medication like an antibiotic, they will electronically send one to your local pharmacy for pickup. You can expect to receive the same great service you would get from an in-person visit.
We’ll get your full medical history from you, prescribe the right treatment to resolve your UTI, and provide relief from any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.
While some home remedies — such as applying heat to your abdomen or drinking plenty of water, may help to treat the symptoms of a UTI — the only one way to treat the infection is with antibiotics.
Antibiotics work to kill the bacteria that are causing the infection. There is no other medication or treatment that can completely eliminate the bacteria in the urinary system other than an antibiotic.
The fastest way to treat UTIs is to see a medical provider who can prescribe you with a course of antibiotics.
An uncomplicated UTI may resolve itself, however, it’s better to seek treatment for fast symptom relief. The infection will persist or worsen as long as bacteria are present in the urinary system. The only way to get rid of a UTI is to go on a course of antibiotics prescribed by your medical provider.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a UTI, speak to a healthcare provider so you can begin the appropriate antibiotic treatment. The following symptoms alongside other UTI symptoms require immediate medical care:
• Severe and intense pain in the abdomen or side, which could indicate a more severe UTI complication.
• High fever above 101°F accompanied by chills and shaking, which could be a sign of a severe infection.
• Vomiting and persistent nausea.
• Large amounts of blood in the urine or significant bleeding from the genital area.
If you are pregnant and have a UTI, be sure to seek prompt medical attention as UTIs pose risks to both the mother and the baby.
You don’t have to visit a doctor’s office to get a prescription for your UTI treatment. Through LifeMD, you can consult with an online nurse practitioner or doctor who can provide the prescriptions you need.
You will likely be prescribed an antibiotic to treat the infection and potentially other medication that may help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with UTIs.
After your telehealth consultation, your prescription will be sent electronically to your local pharmacy — at no additional cost — where you can pick up your medications and begin treating your UTI.