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Medications for Urinary Tract Infection

Drugs associated with Urinary Tract Infection

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Urinary Tract Infection: A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract -- the kidneys, the ureters (the tubes that take urine from each kidney to the bladder), the bladder, or the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder to the outside). Most commonly, infections affect the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra), which is called cystitis.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Cipro Rx C N 84 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ciprofloxacin Rx C N 136 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR, Proquin XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nitrofurantoin Rx B N 246 reviews
5.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Brand names:  Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Macrobid Rx B N 109 reviews
4.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bactrim Rx D N X 63 reviews
5.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Amoxil Rx B N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim Rx D N X 189 reviews
5.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim, Bactrim DS, SMZ-TMP DS, Septra DS, Septra, Co-trimoxazole, Sulfatrim, Cotrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Bactrim DS Rx D N X 57 reviews
6.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
amoxicillin Rx B N 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Levaquin Rx C N 22 reviews
6.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Augmentin Rx B N 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 11 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Vibramycin, Doryx, Doxy 100, Doxy 200, Monodox, Morgidox, Ocudox, Oraxyl, Vibra-Tabs

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rocephin Rx B N 12 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Macrodantin Rx B N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
levofloxacin Rx C N 28 reviews
5.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Levaquin, Levaquin Leva-Pak

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
SMZ-TMP DS Rx D N X 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Septra DS Rx D N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ceftin Rx B N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ceftriaxone Rx B N 13 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Brand name:  Rocephin

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
amoxicillin / clavulanate Rx B N 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Amoclan, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Septra Rx D N X 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
trimethoprim Rx C N X 4 reviews
2.0

Generic name: trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Primsol, Proloprim, Trimpex

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Uribel Rx C N X 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
cefuroxime Rx B N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vibramycin Rx D N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Alternative treatments for Urinary Tract Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Urinary Tract Infection. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Acute Bacterial Cystitis; Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection; Chronic Urinary Tract Infection; Cystitis, acute bacterial; Infection, Urinary Tract; UTI

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