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Bladder infections are characterized by the inflammation of the urinary bladder lining, provoked by certain bacteria. Women are more prone to this medical condition than men, and the risk factors for developing bladder infection include poor personal hygiene, sexual intercourse or use of diaphragm birth control. Men suffering from kidney problems and prostate infections are also at risk of developing bladder infection.

This condition needs to be taken care of and your doctor will prescribe some antibiotic medications to resolve the problem. Patients with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, structural abnormalities or weakened immune system should be especially careful when using these drugs to treat bladder infection.

Commonly prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of bladder infections are usually: amoxicillin, Augmentin, Bactrim, quinolones (especially fluoroquinolones), cephalosporins, doripenem, doxycycline and nitrofurantoin.

There are also some other antibiotic drugs that your doctor may prescribe to cure your bladder infection. Such medications are: bacampicillin, cephalexin, cloxacilin, Ceclor, fosfomycin, Keflex, Macrodantin, Furadantin, Sulfisoxazole, Suprax, Gantrisin, Ceftin, Floxin, keftab, Maxaquin, Cipro, Macrobid, Tazicef, Noroxin, nitrofurantoin, Fortaz, Proloprim, Vantin, proquin XR, raniclor, Zinacef, Tequin, trimox and Geocillin. Primsol solution and symycin suspension can also be therapy options for the treatment of bladder infection.

Amoxicillin (Amoxil)

This is one of the penicillin antibiotics, usually sold as tablets or capsules and used to treat different bacterial infections of urinary tract. In most cases these tablets are prescribed to be used two or three times a day. Amoxicillin can cause stomach upset, diarrhea and vomiting as side effects. People suffering from diabetes are advised not to use Clinitest to determine the level of their blood sugar, because using amoxicillin may lead to inaccurate test results.

Trimethoprim-sulfametoxazole (Bactrim)

Bactrim is actually combination of two antibiotic medications, trimethoprim and sulfametoxazole and is also used as the common treatment for bladder infections. It is available as the suspension or in tablets and any of these formulations is used for 10 to 14 days, 2 times a day. Patients using Bactrim may experience: gasses, irritability, sleeping problems and increased sensitivity to the sunlight. Some can also lack feeling and emotions or experience discouragement. There are people allergic to this medication, so you should be very careful if you happen to develop shortness of breath, chest pain, itching or swelling of the face, throat or tongue. Any of these symptoms must be reported to your doctor.

Levofloxacin (Levaquin)

Levaquin is fluoroquinolone antibiotic. The treatment of adult suffering from bladder infections include 250mg dose, used once a day, for 3 to 10 days. This drug is known to cause nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, muscle pain and anxiety, but also some damage to the Achilles’ and other tendons in the body. Elderly patients (over 60 years of age) are found to experience more tendon problems than other groups of patients.

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