Fast Five Quiz: Urinary Tract Infection

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


July 23, 2019

Oral therapy with an antibiotic effective against gram-negative aerobic coliform bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, is the principal treatment in patients with lower UTIs. Although no single agent is considered best for treating acute uncomplicated cystitis, the following are typically considered first-line options:

  • Nitrofurantoin

  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

  • Fosfomycin

Amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefpodoxime, and cefdinir are all considered third-tier options.

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