Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) | Bladder infection| Cystitis

Effective Antibiotic Treatment at Home Pharmacy

Home Pharmacy’s accredited pharmacists can now prescribe antibiotic treatment for women with a urinary tract infection. We are open 7 Days a week – no appointment required.

One of our pharmacists will confirm diagnosis within a few minutes and can prescribe the appropriate treatment on the spot! No doctors visit required – saving you time and money!!

It’s always best to treat a UTI immediately to reduce prolonged symptoms and complications. Treatment is often straight forward with a simple round of antibiotics. Home Pharmacy’s pharmacists are trained and accredited to prescribe Trimethorprim for urinary tract infections (also referred to as UTI, bladder infection or cystitis).

The treatment is available:

  • to women only with uncomplicated urinary tract infections,
  • who are aged between 16 and 65 years,
  • are not pregnant, and
  • have not taken a course of antibiotics within the previous six months.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) FAQ

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Uncomplicated (treated by Pharmacist)

Complicated (treated by Doctors)

UTI in women between 16-65 years old

UTI in

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Men
  • Children under 16 years
  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
  • Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
  • Suspected kidney infection
  • Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
  • Feeling tired or shaky
  • Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Failed UTI antibiotic treatment or persistence despite treatment
  • People with renal impairment
  • Patients with a catheter
  • People with abnormalities of the genitourinary tract

What causes UTI?

  • Bacteria from the rectum making their way into the bladder via the urethra – the urethra is shorter in women so it is easier for bacteria to reach the bladder and cause infection than in men.
  • Bacteria can be introduced when the urethra is pushed on during vaginal sex.
  • Structural issues in the kidneys, bladder or tubes.
  • Physical irritation of the urethra by chemicals (eg, soaps, perfumes, vaginal hygiene sprays)
  • Ulcers or inflammation near the urethra.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) (e.g. chlamydia).

How to Prevent UTI?

  • Using Natural UTI treatment like D-Mannose or Cranberry extracts may help prevent recurrent UTI by preventing bacteria sticking to your bladder. Early treatment with these supplemenet, may help clear mild cases of UTI.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Use toilet paper as a blotter after passing urine, rather than wiping.
  • Choose showers instead of baths.
  • Stay away from feminine hygiene sprays and scented bath products — they’ll only increase irritation.
  • Pass urine straight after sex, to flush out any bacteria
  • Use a water-based, rather than oil-based lubricant during sex

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