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What antibiotics are used to treat kidney infection?

My 18 year old son has a kidney infection. What antibiotics are used to treat kidney infection?

7 Answers

Sulfa drugs are traditional, but cephalosporins and ciprofloxacin also work and so does macrodantin.
Usually sulfa is septa/Bactrim or cipro drug should depend on urine culture and sensitivity.
Ciprofloxacin and bactrim
Hello there,

The best antibiotic choice for kidney infection would be based on urine bacterial culture analysis.
Hope your son feels better.

Natalie Marks
Urinary tract infections are often treated with Bactrim DS(sulfamethoxazole), but it depends on what the source of the infection is. Young males often have chlamydia as their source, which would require Azithromycin. Other commonly used antibiotics include Amozicillin, Keflex (cephalexin), and Ciprofloxacin. Any urinary tract infection requires a urine culture and sensitivity test though, because an organism could be resistant to any antibiotic that you place the patient on, which would require a change in the antibiotic.
Several different antibiotics can be used such as bactrim, (sulfa medications) Cephalosporins, and cipro. It is important to get a urine culture to make sure whatever antibiotic is given will be effective.
You have to take him to see dr and have a urine test after which the dr will know which antibiotic to give him.