What is Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur along the urinary tract. Different parts of the urinary tract can be affected. UTIs are caused by bacteria that enter through the urethra. Symptoms include abdominal pain, a strong urge to urinate, burning pain with urination, and cloudy urine.

Treatment for UTI includes taking medication. Common drug classes prescribed are antifolate antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, monobactam antibiotics, nitrofuran antibiotics, penem antibiotics, penicillin antibiotic / beta lactamase inhibitor combinations, penicillin antibiotics, quinolone antibiotics, sulfa antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, urinary analgesics, urinary antibiotic / anticholinergic combinations, urinary antibiotics, and urease inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Urinary Tract Infection

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Popular Urinary Tract Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
amoxicillin Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 13 See Prices
Quinolone Antibiotics 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Urinary Tract Infection Drug Classes

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