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Urinary tract infections are irritating, painful and inconvenient. With our hassle-free online medical consultations, you can get effective prescription UTI treatments and knock out those symptoms for good. Get started today.

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How Dr. B treats UTI

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an UTI prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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Medication

UTI treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers three treatments for UTI. We’ve highlighted these popular and affordable options below.

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is a prescription antibiotic that can help prevent or treat most urinary tract infections. It works by killing the bacteria that cause UTIs, blocking or damaging the proteins the bacteria need to survive. It’s a good option for people allergic to penicillin or sulfa medications.

Prescription length:

5 days

Application:

Capsules, 2 times a day after meals

Medication prices start at
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$9.99
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Macrobid

Macrobid is the brand-name version of the UTI medicine Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals. This nitrofuran antibiotic kills the bacteria that cause UTIs by blocking or damaging the proteins the bacteria need to survive.

Prescription length:

5 days

Application:

Capsules, 2 times a day after meals

Medication prices start at
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$65.31

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic that’s used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections. This pill for UTI is very effective. But it can also kill off “good” bacteria in the intestines and vagina, possibly leading to diarrhea or yeast infections.

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

Capsules or tablets, 2 times a day

Medication prices start at
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$6.48

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is a prescription antibiotic that can help prevent or treat most urinary tract infections. It works by killing the bacteria that cause UTIs, blocking or damaging the proteins the bacteria need to survive. It’s a good option for people allergic to penicillin or sulfa medications.

Macrobid

Macrobid is the brand-name version of the UTI medicine Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals. This nitrofuran antibiotic kills the bacteria that cause UTIs by blocking or damaging the proteins the bacteria need to survive.

Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic that’s used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections. This pill for UTI is very effective. But it can also kill off “good” bacteria in the intestines and vagina, possibly leading to diarrhea or yeast infections.

Prescription length:

5 days

Prescription length:

5 days

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

Capsules, 2 times a day after meals

Application:

Capsules, 2 times a day after meals

Application:

Capsules or tablets, 2 times a day

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$9.99
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Walgreens logo
$65.31

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

Medication prices start at
Walgreens logo
$6.48

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

More UTI Prescription Treatments

Looking for a different medication? Here are some options.

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UTI Questions

About UTI

What is a UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of your urinary tract system. It can affect the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra.

What causes a urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections happen when bacteria enters the urinary tract, travel to the bladder and multiply. Common causes include some forms of birth control, spermicides, anatomical abnormalities, a weakened immune system, urinary blockages (like kidney stones), sexual activity and menopause.

Are UTIs sexually transmissible?

UTIs are not transmitted through sexual activity. But bacteria can enter the urethra during intercourse and cause an infection to develop.

How long do UTIs last?

Simple UTIs usually clear up in 3-7 days. With antibiotics, you will likely start feeling better in a few days. If left untreated, UTIs can last for weeks—or even months. Untreated infections can also cause more severe problems (like kidney infections).

You can get UTI antibiotics online with Dr. B’s health platform, saving you a trip to the doctor’s office. Licensed medical providers often review submitted health assessments within 3 business hours. This means you may get UTI antibiotics online the same day—and start feeling better fast!

What are common myths about urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections happen because of a bacterial imbalance in some part of the urinary system. One widespread myth is that UTIs happen because of poor personal hygiene or following sexual activity. These can contribute to infections. But they are not the direct cause.

Why do women have a higher chance of getting a UTI than men?

Women have a shorter urethra than men. It takes less time for bacteria to reach the rest of the urinary system and cause an infection.

How many types of UTIs are there?

There are two types: Simple UTIs are easily treated with antibiotics. Complicated UTIs can lead to serious health issues. They require specialized treatment.

The part of the infected urinary tract also influences which symptoms present. Pyelonephritis affects the kidneys. Cystitis affects the bladder. Urethritis affects the urethra.

What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections?

Most people experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating (burning while peeing)
  • Painful urination
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in the urine, which can make urine look pink or red
  • A strong-smelling or smelly urine
  • Pelvic (or lower abdominal) pain
How do you treat a urinary tract infection?

UTIs are typically treated with antibiotics. Make sure to take your prescribed antibiotics around the same time each day and complete the entire prescription course. If you stop too soon, you may find your UTI won’t go away—or it may come back.

Do I have UTI or…?

It can be easy to confuse UTI symptoms for other conditions. Pain or burning with urination combined with frequent urination are tell-tale UTI symptoms. If you have other symptoms like itching or discharge, it might be something else.

Conditions that can also cause pelvic pain or problems with urination include:

  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Yeast infections
  • Overactive bladder
  • Kidney stones

UTI symptoms tend to get worse as the infection spreads up the urinary system. If you develop bloody urine, a fever or severe abdominal pain, see your medical provider. They can help rule out more serious problems like a kidney infection or kidney disease.

What treatments does Dr. B offer for urinary tract infections?
Dr. B treats UTIs with oral antibiotics. These UTI pills treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections like the common cold or flu. Using any antibiotic unnecessarily can cause antibiotics to be less effective against future infections.
How do UTI treatments work?

Oral antibiotics are taken once or several times a day, with or without food. For the best results, take them at the same time every day. Your medical provider will determine your specific directions based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Complete the entire prescription even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping UTI treatment too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow. This can result in a relapse infection.

What are common UTI treatment side effects?

Common treatment side effects include diarrhea, headache and nausea. If any of these last or worsen, contact your medical provider immediately. Cephalexin may cause your stools to turn a reddish color—especially if you take iron supplements. Changes in stool color due to the medication Cefdinir do not pose a health risk.

How can I get a UTI prescription online?

We get it! When you have a painful UTI, you want it treated as soon as possible. Dr. B’s convenient medical service can help you get antibiotics for a UTI online—without leaving the comfort of home.

To start, take our comprehensive health assessment sharing your medical history and current symptoms. Depending on your state, you may also need to provide a picture of a positive over-the-counter UTI test result. (You can get these urine tests from your local pharmacy or an online service like Amazon.) A licensed medical provider will review your assessment. If they determine that an online UTI prescription medication is appropriate, they’ll help you choose the best antibiotic for your UTI and send it to your pharmacy of choice.

Dr. B offers several UTI meds online, including brand and generic medications. So you can get Cephalexin online, Macrobid online, Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals online and more! Ready to feel better fast? Start your health assessment today!

How much does a UTI treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation for UTI costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to health insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

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