If you are female aged 18-65 and suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI), our pharmacists are here to help. UTIs can affect your bladder and your kidneys, and can sometimes require antibiotic treatment.
Symptoms can include:
Pain while passing urine; A burning sensation while passing urine; Discoloured urine which can look cloudy, dark or have a strong smell; Urgency to pee/needing to pee more often; Pain in your lower abdomen or back; A high temperature; A low temperature.
During the treatment consultation, you will be asked to provide a urine sample. This sample will help the pharmacist to determine whether you have a UTI. If you do have a UTI, the pharmacist may prescribe you a medication named Nitrofurantoin. The frequency in which you need to take the tablets will be discussed with you during the consultation process.
Please note that you must complete the course of antibiotics as recommended by the pharmacist. If you are experiencing any persistent or severe side effects, please contact the pharmacy or another health care provider.
In some instances it may not be appropriate to treat the symptoms you are experiencing with Nitrofurantoin. If this is the case the pharmacist will refer you to your GP practice for an appointment.
If you are experiencing uncomfortable UTI symptoms, contact one of our pharmacies today who can help to treat your symptoms.