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Antibiotic for simple UTI

PCPdirect  online service for the treatment of UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections)

This service has been developed for use by women only. Men suffering the symptoms of a UTI should seek treatment from their own doctor.

Who can use this service?

The service is available to women only who have the symptoms of ‘simple’ or ‘uncomplicated’ urinary tract infection, who are aged over 18 years. Overseas purchasers may be restricted by legislation in their own country.

How the service works

The following information is provided for you to determine whether you have the symptoms of a simple / uncomplicated UTI. Should you consider that this is the case you will then be given options for treatment, this includes links to proprietary products marketed for the treatment of UTI’s and the opportunity to participate in an online consultation to see whether the online GP considers antibiotic treatment is appropriate.

If the online GP decides antibiotics are appropriate our service will allow you to purchase a short course which should be sufficient to treat your UTI.

What are the symptoms of a ‘simple’ or uncomplicated urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections may be divided into ‘simple’ or uncomplicated and ‘complicated’. The medication provided here is for the treatment of ‘simple’ urinary tract infections.

If you are suffering from cystitis and have the following symptoms you may be suffering from a simple urinary tract infection.


  • Dysuria    -   Pain when passing water (normally a burning sensation)
  • Frequency - Need to pass water more frequently than normal
  • Blood in urine – Urine may have visible blood, be cloudy or have a strong smell

If you also have a vaginal discharge then it is unlikely you have a simple urinary tract infection and you should seek advice from your regular doctor. People suffering any of the following conditions should not use this service but seek advice from their own doctor.

  • Pregnant
  • Male
  • Children
  • Recurrent bouts of cystitis/UTI’s
  • Pyelonephritis (normally suffering loin pain  and fever, sickness)
  • Elderley (Over 65 years)
  • Under 18 years of age

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