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I have had an antibiotic resistant UTI for the last year.

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I have had an antibiotic resistant UTI for the last year. The only drug left is Nitrofurantoin which clears the E coli bug for a few days and then it returns.
I visited a Urologist last week who suggested I try a very powerful drug Fosfomycin (Monurol) Obviously I can't take Nitrofurantoin indefinitely as I have had repeated prescriptions this year. Is this new drug safe as it is not readily available in this country ? Do you have any alternative advice as I have taken cranberry tablets,
garlic tablets daily too.
Your advice would be much appreciated Joan Stevens
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 27 days ago.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I am waiting for your reply
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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I need advice from a Urologist not an eye doctor
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Please reply to my question.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 27 days ago.

Just getting ready to head into the clinic.....sorry for the slight delay.

Expert:  wieyedoc replied 27 days ago.

Fosfomycin is an excellent, very broad spectrum antibiotic that is strongly bactericidal, which means it kills the bacteria outright instead of just "stunning" them so they die on their own. It is a safe antibiotic for you to use.

This is an excellent choice for your resistant UTI.

Cranberry and garlic tablets, unfortunately, will do very little to help with your situation....

If this doesn't work then your urologist may want to do a cystscopy and obtain tissue samples for specialized testing and microscopic evaluation.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Many thanks
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 27 days ago.

My pleasure.

I hope this takes care of your UTI for good :)