Antibiotics Used For Treatment Of Prostatitis

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Most cases of acute prostatitis clear up completely with medication and slight changes to the diet and behavior.

MEDICATIONS:

  • Antibiotics, most often trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim or Septra), fluoroquinolones (Floxin or Cipro), tetracycline or a tetracycline derivative such as doxycycline, for at least 4 weeks
  • A shot of ceftriaxone followed by a 7-day course of doxycycline (for men with prostatitis caused by an STD)
  • A hospital stay and antibiotics given through a vein (IV) (for...
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