I have been taking nitrofurantoin for 3 1/2 days but it doesn't seem to be helping. Can amoxicillin 875mg work quicker?
If you are taking nitrofurantoin for UTI, your bacteria is very likely to be ESBL E. Coli. Carbapenems are more effective in treating this condition. Although some doctors state that Amoxicillin 875mg is a very good antibiotic to treat UTI, there are more than 200 types of ESBL enzymes which is hard to tell if Amoxicillin 875mg is a good choice. If you have cultures done, consult with your doctor as to what type of ESBL enzymes E. Coli you are having, then he/she can explore other options for you.
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