TITLE

3 days of Cipro better than amoxicillin-clavulanate for uncomplicated UTI

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;May2005, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p409
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information based on a study conducted to find out whether amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is equivalent as a 3-day treatment for uncomplicated cystitis in women. Three days of ciprofloxacin is superior to 3 days of amoxicillin-clavulanate in the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in women. Using intention to treat analysis, a clinical cure defined as the absence of persistent or recurrent symptoms occurred in 77% of women treated with ciprofloxacin vs. 58% of women treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate Microbiological cure, defined as no uropathogens on a follow-up urine culture, was also more common in women treated with ciprofloxacin. Amoxicillin-clavulanate was still less effective than ciprofloxacin even when the cystitis was due to bacterial pathogens sensitive to both drugs.
ACCESSION #
17058502

 

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