Are NSAIDs as good as antibiotics in uncomplicated UTI?

EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE

NSAIDS: Is there a catch?


CLINICAL SCENARIO

Lorraine, a 21-year-old university student, presented with typical symptoms of uncomplicated cystitis.

I recalled an online discussion about the surprising (to me) concept that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) could be used rather than antibiotics. What is the evidence for this therapy?


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