... urologist, and he said my ph was low so he put me on potassium citrate three times a day, then it started hurting to urinate, so I called and after two different labs losing three urine cultures, my doctor decided to put me on macrodantin 100 mg 4x day. How long should it take to help if it is an infection? I am on day two this evening, and although the burning is gone, the cinch off you feel when your done going is still there and feels pressurized. Should I be concerned that it still feels that way? Could a stone they didnt see be stuck? how long does it take for the meds to work efficiently.?
It may take several days to fully work. It is good that the burning is gone already so you know it is beginning to work. Be sure you are drinking a lot of water to flush out your system. Aim for about 64 oz a day. Drinking a good amount of water will help keep you from forming stones and will keep your urine dilute and help flush the bacteria out and push out any remaining stones if there are any. Be sure to take a Vitamin C supplement as it will help keep bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall-the Vit C is what helps the most in Cranberry juice but with Cranberry juice the sugar in it negates all the good it does so you can substitute cranberry pills for the Vit C if you want to. Be sure that you always wipe from front to back, avoid tub baths, dont use harsh soaps in the genital area and always be sure to urinate after sexual activity so you clear the bacteria out of the urethra. If you do all this it will help clear up the UTI you have and prevent another one from happening. If you are not much better in a week to 10 days call the urologist again.
- Potassium Citrate Information for Consumers
- Potassium Citrate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Potassium Citrate (detailed)
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