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Can clarithromycin be used to treat UTI's?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 3, 2020.

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Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic and is not typically used to treat UTI's.
Common antibiotics used to treat the bacteria that usually cause urinary tract infections include trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, Augmentin, doxycycline, and fluoroquinolones.

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