I have been trying home remedies for my UTI-like symptoms but have seen no improvement. Can you suggest a safe antibiotic?

Q. Which antibiotic works best with minimum side effects for an UTI?

Answered by
Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 09, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 27, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am not sure, but my symptoms are of UTI. It has been five days, and I have not gone to the doctor because I thought it would be treated by taking home remedies like cranberry juice, consuming vitamin C, etc. Still, I have not drunk yet and consumed only water. So, I want to ask if I should take antibiotics. Please suggest me a good antibiotic without many side effects which can cure my urinary infection.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

At your age, spontaneous urine infections are common. Also, they can occur after a sexual encounter. If there is a recent history of sexual activity (unprotected), you need to consult a gynecologist or urologist and get basic tests done. If there is no recent history, we can treat it as a routine urine infection. I suggest you, please get a urine routine test done. It will confirm infection. Meanwhile, I suggest you can start tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for three days after meals. Please send me the urine report. If things do not improve, we will need further tests.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.

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