UTI Treatment


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection). UTIs may be treated with antibiotics, but they’re not always needed.

Symptoms of a UTI may includes:

  • Pain or a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria)
  • Needing to pee more often than usual during the night (nocturia)
  • Blood in your pee
  • A high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery

Children with UTIs may also:

  • Have a high temperature – your child is feeling hotter than usual if you touch their neck, back or tummy
  • Appear generally unwell – babies may be irritable and not feed properly
  • Wet the bed or wet themselves

You can find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of UTIs here

Reasons for exclusion

  • If you have mild, or two or fewer symptoms
  • You have hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients
  • You are suffering from renal dysfunction
  • You have G6PD deficiency
  • You have a condition known as acute porphyria
  • You are pregnant
  • You have pulmonary disease, hepatic dysfunction, neurological disorders and allergic diathesis (pre-existing conditions may mask hepatic or pulmonary adverse reactionsto nitrofurantoin)
  • You have anaemia, diabetes mellitus, electrolyte imbalance, debilitating conditions, and vitamin B (particularly folate) deficiency