Daily antibiotics effective in preventing recurrent UTI’s in women, says study.
Although cranberry pills, estrogen therapy and acupuncture provide benefit, daily antibiotics are the most effective method to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in women, according to a new study by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). The study, which was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, said that more than half of women will suffer from a UTI at some time in their lives, and that they will require antibiotics or some other treatment. Women who have three or more UTIs per year may require a more proactive approach to prevent recurrence i.e. daily antibiotics. The LA BioMed study compared the effectiveness of the most commonly used prophylactic measures and found that daily antibiotic use reduced UTI recurrence rate to 0.4 per year.