Currently, urinary infections are the most frequent reasons for the visits to an urologist. Some of the infections are sexually transmitted, while others are caused by different reasons and can be diagnosed at any age. Bacterial infection of urinary system causes significant discomfort – pain, burning sensation, frequent urge to urination. Left untreated, they can turn into a chronic form. The best option for treatment is taking antibiotics that will treat the pathology fast and prevent complications.
Urinary infections can be classified according several types of inflammatory processes in urinary system including kidney and ureters (upper part of the system) and bladder with urethra (lower part of the system)
In most cases the infection has bacterial cause. The most frequent pathogen is a pathogenic bacteria – Escherichia coli, with 95% of patients tested positive.
Contemporary antibacterial medicine can be divided into several groups with particular bactericide or bacteriostatic effects. Amoxicillin is a very affective medicine for urinary infection. It is antibiotic that fights infection by reducing bacterial capacity for reproduction. In most cases, doctors prescribe Amoxil for minor urinary infections.
When doctors say that a patient has a minor infection, they mean that patient is generally healthy and infection doesn’t cause severe symptoms and damage other organs. Therefore, Amoxicillin can treat minor and moderate urinary infections.
To guarantee positive effect from Amoxil, it’s important to take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor according to the schedule for the prescribed number of days.
Unfortunately, patients stop taking medicine as soon as their symptoms disappear. But it is a false sign. If you stop taking medicine too early, there is a high probability that bacteria will grow again and the condition can get worse because bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. For urinary infections Amoxil is usually prescribed in the form of pills or capsules. It can be taken with or without food because it doesn’t affect the result.
My son is 2 years old and he took antibiotics 5 times in his life already. He always had an allergic reaction in the form of rash or diarrhea. His stomach was upset and needed treatment with lactobacterias. When last time he was sick with cystitis, he was prescribed Amoxil.
Obviously, he recovered very fast (he took pills for 7 days according the instruction) but he felt much better on the second day.
After taking antibiotics, I was prepared to give him Linex to treat his diarrhea but it didn’t happen. I still gave him Linex for prophylactics. Next time we need antibiotics, I will buy only amoxicillin at the pharmacy. It’s available at each pharmacy. I gave it to my son as crashed pills. The pills are not sweetened or contain any dye, so he didn’t have any allergy.
I recommend this antibiotic however you should consult your doctor first.