What's The Best Medication For A Kidney Infection?


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Elizabeth Leake answered
The best medication for a kidney infection is antibiotics. Once you have been to your GP or doctor to get it confirmed that you definitely do have a kidney infection, it is likely he will prescribe a course of either ciprofloxacin or co-amoxiclav, with the exception of if you are pregnant.

  • Side effects
As with all medications, there can be side effects whilst taking the course of antibiotics which include feeling sick and diarrhea. Also, if it is co-amoxiclav they prescribe then you may want to use alternative contraceptive if you are on the pill.

Other than that, you can take paracetamols for any pain, and make sure you drink plenty of water so that your body is thoroughly flushed through to remove any toxins and to help get rid of the infection  quicker, as well as helping you not to become dehydrated.

  • What is a kidney infection?
A kidney infection can be a painful, uncomfortable infection which has most likely traveled up your bladder and lodged itself in one or both of your kidneys. The techinical term for it is pyelonephritis and although it has no serious impact on your health, it can make you feel very unwell.

The most important thing is if you think that you have a kidney infection, you need to see your doctor or GP as soon as possible to make sure the infection can't cause any permanent damage to your kidneys or spread to your bloodstream.
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Ellie Hoe answered
Kidney infections can be due to bacteria. All bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Many antibiotics can be used to treat kidney infections. These can be
  1. Amoxicillin
  2. Ciproflaxacin
  3. Livoflaxacin
There can be many more but which antibiotic is best for you, only your doctor can tell you. Ideally, you should have culture sensitivity test in order to know type of bacteria involved and most effective antibiotic against that bacteria. So, visit a doctor for this purpose.
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Heather lopez answered
If you do not feel like going to go see a doctor at the might want to try some pills called AZO they may be purchased over the counter at any drug store.They will turn your urine orange but that is normal and cleaning out the infection. Hope this helps and remember to drink lots of water because water cleans out the kidneys.

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