Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: Uti,bactrim,smx/tmp,ciprofloxacin,levofloxacin (PubMed Search)
Posted: 8/2/2012 by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD
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Acute, uncomplicated cystitis (in the non-pregnant female):
· The drug of choice is SMX/TMP (provided the resistance rate is <20%) X 3 days.
· An alternative is nitrofurantoin X 5 days.
Acute, uncomplicated pyleonephritis (in the non-pregnanct female) may be treated with:
· Levofloxacin X 5 days, or ciprofloxacin X 7 days (provided resistance rate is <10%).
· Alternatively, SMX/TMP may be used X 14 days.
The Medical Letter. July 23, 2012. Vol 54(1395):57-60.
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