Side Effects of Antibiotics in UTI
A urinary tract infection (UTI), one of the most common infections worldwide, is an infection of the urinary system, usually caused by the multiplication of bacteria inside the urinary tract. It has also been observed that the majority of UTIs occur in women.
Around 50% to 60% of women are likely to get a UTI in their lifetime. It’s time for ladies to buckle up and get educated about a UTI even more so. Please read further to understand the basics of UTI, side effects of antibiotics, and UTI treatment in detail.
There are two types of common UTIs; Cystitis and Urethritis which infects the bladder and urethra, respectively. If left untreated, either of these infections can spread and cause a serious kidney infection called pyelonephritis. These infections can be diagnosed at the earliest if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- A strong, persistent urge to urinate
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
- A sign of blood in the urine
- Strong-smelling urine
- Pelvic pain in women
Having said that, It’s also quite usual for Doctors and Physicians to prescribe antibiotics to treat the severity of a UTI. And if you’re a victim of a urinary tract infection, you would’ve definitely heard about or even got prescribed one of these antibiotics: Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone, Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin, Fosfomycin, and Levofloxacin.
But, one might wonder, why is there a need to talk about antibiotics? We all know that consuming antibiotics is the easiest way to treat a severe/non-severe UTI or rather any infection in general. Let’s clear some fog around the term antibiotics. These little tablets come with a baggage of multiple side effects. In fact, notable health-related studies have shown that there are some serious side effects of antibiotics in UTI.
Antibiotic for UTI and their side effects
First things first, to get the right antibiotics prescribed, you need to get a culture sensitivity test done, which takes upto 2 to 3 days, until then the infection can worsen. Also, it’s not a one time occurrence; everytime you get a recurrence of the infection, you will need to take another test and cannot use the same antibiotics prescribed earlier.
The bacteria develop antibiotic resistance and hence, every recurrence of infection means a new set of antibiotics. Furthermore, each antibiotic has an extensive set of side effects. But, for the most part, some side effects are common to most antibiotics, regardless of class and drug:
Vaginal yeast infection
Antibiotics don’t differentiate between the bacteria, it kills them all, whether good or bad, present inside the vagina. A commonly found yeast Candida Albicans is present in small amounts in the vagina. When the antibiotics kill the normal good bacteria present in the vagina, this yeast as a result takes over and leads to fungal overgrowth which can further lead to more severe symptoms.
Abdominal (stomach) rush
Antibiotics are frequently linked with an upset stomach with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, stomach pain, or heartburn. The effect of severe nausea and vomiting can significantly harm the balance of the body, especially in pregnant women, which can further lead to psychological disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression.
Targeted antibiotics often lead to antibiotic-specific diarrhea which can’t be prevented unless the consumption of medication is stopped instantly. Continuing the medication will only stir the effects of diarrhea and the UTI patient would end up losing essential minerals and water from their bodies.
Adding to the list, some patients might also encounter less severe side effects of antibiotics such as new signs of infection (fever and throat pain), eye pain, vision changes, mood changes, and weakness in any part of the body.
The bottom line is that there have to be some better, more modern remedies for urine infection. And that’s how our wellness nutrition UTI management supplement, Chicnutrix Happee comes into the picture.
Now that we’ve established the severity and frequency of the UTI, we need to make sure that we consume the right urine infection medicine in order to maintain a healthy urinary system. Antibiotics, though powerful, may trigger a significant side effect on your body. On the flip side, the unique triple action formula of Chicnutrix Happee kills and flushes the bacteria out of your system instantly, without triggering any kind of severe side effects. Let’s dissect and understand the triple action formula of Chicnutrix Happee in detail:
- Cranberry helps in fighting bacteria naturally
- Ursolia helps in reducing inflammation
- D-Mannose clears out the bacteria from the body
All these ingredients have their own superpowers, but when put together, you get the best, most unique formula to treat a UTI instantly yet effectively. Along with being an effective formula, Chicnutrix Happee is convenient to use as well. All you have to do is pop a tablet in a glass of water, wait for it to fizz and drink up. Easy peasy!
Keep all your UTI-related problems at bay with Chicnutrix Happee.