Assalamualaikum, my doctor would like to ask if the tetracycline antibiotic is replaced with amoxicillin, is it the same, is there a difference between doctors for treating urinary tract infections r n
Hello Aisyah, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Previously, I would like to confirm first, did you get a diagnosis of urinary tract infection and medicines from the doctor who examined you or did you perform self-medication?
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic from the betalactam group. This drug is actually rarely used as the main therapy for urinary tract infections, except in pregnant women or other populations who cannot be given first-line antibiotics for urinary tract infections. Tetracyclines are antibiotics that are never used for the treatment of urinary tract infections, except urinary tract infections caused by atypical bacteria such as Mycoplasma or bacteria that cause sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia.
If you make a diagnosis and self-management of your disease, you should not do this. Antibiotics are drugs that are classified as hard drugs whose use must be under a doctor's supervision and their purchase must also be prescribed by a doctor. Using antibiotics carelessly can cause unwanted side effects which can be dangerous for your own health. In addition, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics can also cause bacterial resistance to the antibiotics given.
You should first consult your medical condition with your doctor to find the right diagnosis and therapy that is most suitable for you.
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