Many people will seek medical treatment from their physician when they have the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. These symptoms can range from painful urination and the frequent need to urinate to nausea, vomiting, and fever, to name a few. The bottom line is that you typically feel miserable when you have a urinary tract infection, and you want to find a treatment option that works fast. Once your doctor confirms that you have a urinary tract infection, he or she will typically right you a prescription for any number of prescription drugs used for UTI treatment.
There are a lengthy list of drugs that can be used to treat your urinary tract infection. Some of the more common drugs used for UTI treatment include Amoxil, Augmentin, and Rocephin. These popular drugs are each from a different class of drugs. For instance Amoxil is from the class aminopenicillins, and Augmentin is from the class beta lactamase inhibitors. Because these popular drugs as well as less common prescription options hail from various classes, they work best on different strains of bacteria. Unfortunately, the tests run in your doctor's office typically will test for the presence of infection but often cannot test for the strain of bacteria. The result is that many people who opt for a prescription drug treatment option will either not get better after their first round of medication, or their infection may crop back up immediately after treatment ceases because it was not fully treated with the medication prescribed. It is not uncommon for many people to take two or three different prescriptions to fully rid themselves of the infection.
Prescription drugs are beneficial as a UTI treatment because they do eventually kill the bacteria off. However, many people find that homeopathic remedies that are designed to make the internal environment inhospitable to bacteria growth, such as drinking water with baking soda or cranberry juice, works faster than trying two or three different prescription drugs.