The material provided below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.
How to manage a UTI
Take action against your UTI
There’s no over-the-counter cure for a UTI. Only your doctor can prescribe a UTI antibiotic to handle the bacteria causing the infection.
But before you can see a doctor, or until the antibiotic starts to work, you can relieve painful UTI symptoms FAST with an over-the-counter urinary pain reliever like AZO Urinary Pain Relief® or AZO Urinary Pain Relief® Maximum Strength.
Fast relief for UTI symptoms
In the meantime, if you experience UTI symptoms like pain, burning and frequent, urgent urination, you can get fast relief with AZO Urinary Pain Relief or AZO Urinary Pain Relief Maximum Strength. Take the UTI relief tablets for up to two days to relieve the pain, burning and urgency (read full directions on package and in the package insert). Discuss with your physician as to whether or not it will interfere with your antibiotic.*
What else you can do to manage a UTI
- Drinking plenty of water may help to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria that causes UTIs.
- Avoid coffee, alcohol and soft drinks that contain citrus juices and caffeine, as they can irritate your bladder and aggravate your need to urinate.
- A heating pad placed over your abdomen can ease pressure and discomfort.
- Once your UTI is treated, take AZO Cranberry® in one of three forms: gummies, softgels or caplets to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.*
Will a UTI come back?
One out of five women who get a UTI will get another one. (Source: US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.) If you do get another UTI, speak with your doctor about UTI treatment options, he or she may prescribe a longer course of antibiotics or have other UTI treatment options for you. Changing some of your daily habits may also help to prevent UTIs and future recurrences.