How do I treat a UTI?

How do I treat a UTI?

Only your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic to kill the exact kind of bacteria that is causing your UTI. For a simple infection, you may take the antibiotic for 3 days or so. For a more serious infection, you may be given a prescription for 7 days or more.

Before you can see a doctor, or until the antibiotic starts to work, you can relieve the painful symptoms FAST with an over-the-counter urinary pain reliever like AZO Urinary Pain Relief or AZO Urinary Pain Relief Maximum Strength.

If you have recurrent UTIs, your doctor may suggest a different treatment course, or lifestyle changes. Make sure your doctor is aware of any other medications you may be taking, or allergies you have, and follow all instructions carefully.

Fast relief for UTI symptoms

In the meantime, if you experience 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 tablets for up to two days to relieve the pain, burning and urgency. Discuss with your physician as to whether or not it will interfere with your antibiotic.*


What else you can do

  • Drinking plenty of water may help to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria.
  • 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 tablets to help maintain a healthy urinary tract*.

Will a UTI come back?

Most women don't have recurring infections, but it is common — in fact, 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 treatment options, he or she may prescribe a longer course of antibiotics or have other options for you. Changing some of your daily habits may also help to prevent future recurrences.

Can I prevent a UTI?