Shorter courses of antibiotics effective for cystitis
Doctors could safely prescribe shorter courses of pivmecillinam or third- or fourth-generation fluoroquinolones in women with acute uncomplicated cystitis, findings suggest.
For example, a single dose of sparfloxacin or gatifloxacin induced similar clinical and microbial responses as did three-day regimens, according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Three days of pivmecillinam was as effective as five or seven, researchers report in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.
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