Urinary Tract Infection Antibiotics Online

At Instant Consult, our doctors are fully-qualified to assist with any queries you may have regarding a medicine, which can be sent straight to your local pharmacy for immediate collection!

Can I Buy UTI Medication Online?

Yes, you can definitely buy UTI medication online. Many pharmacies in Australia allow you to order online and deliver the medications straight to your doorstep. However, since most STI medications are antibiotics, you’ll need a prescription from a clinician or a qualified healthcare practitioner.

No worries. It’s also very much possible to get an online script for UTI medications online. With Instant Consult’s telehealth services, you can talk to an AHPRA-accredited Australian doctor from the comfort of your home and get the scripts you need.

Simply book a consultation, then tell your doctor about your symptoms and medical history. If they determine that you really do need medications for UTI, they’ll send the script to your device right after the call. Then, you can pick up your meds from your local pharmacy or order them online.

No long drives or queuing up in waiting rooms. Get the medications you need whenever you need them. It’s one less thing to worry about, so you can focus more on getting your urinary health back on track.

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What is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a type of bacterial infection that affects any part of your urinary system, including your bladder and urethra. It’s one of the most common disorders, affecting millions of people worldwide.

UTI can be uncomfortable and bothersome, but with the right treatment, you can get rid of it. If left untreated, it can lead to complications and serious medical conditions like permanent kidney damage and even sepsis.

What Causes UTI?

UTIs are mainly caused by bacteria, usually Escherichia coli (e. coli), entering the urinary system. This can happen in a few ways:

  • Sexual activity and poor hygiene can cause E. coli from the bowel to move to the urethra.
  • Medical conditions like kidney stones or an enlarged prostate can block the urinary tract. This makes it easier for infections to start.
  • Weakened immune system can also increase the risk. If your body can’t fight off invaders well, you’re more prone to infections.
  • Sexually transmitted infections can cause inflammation in the urinary tract. This makes it easier for bacteria to enter and cause an infection.
  • Birth control products, such as spermicides and diaphragms, can increase UTI risk. They may irritate the skin or help bacteria grow.
  • Changes in the urinary system can happen with menopause. The reduction in estrogen levels can affect the bladder and urethra, leading to more infections.

If left untreated they can keep returning hence the urgency to see a doctor.

Types of UTI Infections

Knowing which type of UTI you might have can help in getting the right treatment. Here are some of the most common types of UTI infections:

  • Cystitis (Bladder Infection): This is the most common type. It’s a lower urinary tract infection that can make you feel like you need to pee all the time, cause a burning sensation when you do, and even tenderise your lower abdomen.
  • Urethritis (Urethra Infection): This infection affects the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. It can cause a burning feeling during urination and sometimes discharge.
  • Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection): This is more serious. It can happen when a UTI spreads to one or both kidneys. Symptoms might include fever, chills, back or side pain, and nausea.

UTI Treatment and Prevention

Treating a urinary tract infection effectively usually involves a combination of medical strategies and self-care measures. This includes:

  • Antibiotic treatment is the go-to for UTIs. The type prescribed by your healthcare provider depends on the bacteria causing the infection and your medical history.
  • Pain relief medication can help ease the discomfort and burning sensation during urination.
  • Follow-up tests may be necessary to ensure the infection has cleared, especially for recurrent UTIs.

For those with frequent UTIs, preventive strategies might include:

  • Low-dose antibiotics taken for a longer period
  • Taking a single antibiotic dose after sexual intercourse
  • Using topical estrogen for post-menopausal women

Common Antibiotic Medications for UTI

As mentioned, antibiotics are the go-to treatment for UTIs. Some of the most commonly prescribed UTI antibiotics are:

  • Nitrofurantoin is a staple for many UTIs, especially cystitis. It’s taken over a few days and is known for being particularly effective against E. coli.
  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, often known by its brands like Bactrim, is another popular choice. It’s used for a broad range of bacterial infections, including UTIs.
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a bit of a broader spectrum antibiotic. It can be used when the infection is caused by bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.
  • Cephalexin is part of the cephalosporin family. It’s used for various infections, including UTIs, but it’s usually prescribed when the bacteria’s specifics are known. Get in touch with our online doctors for a Keflex prescription.
  • Fosfomycin is a single-dose treatment. It’s handy for those who want a one-and-done approach and is effective against a wide range of bacteria.

How to Get a Prescription for UTI Medication Online

Whether it’s a new prescription or a refill, getting a script online takes no more than a few minutes. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Sign Up or Log In: If you haven’t used Instant Consult before, you’ll need to download our app or visit our homepage to create an account.
  2. Book a Consultation: Hit the “Request a Consult” button on your dashboard and follow the prompts. One of our doctors will connect with you in 15 minutes or less.
  3. Talk to Your Doctor: During the video call, tell your doctor about your symptoms, medical history, and any other health information that can help them assess your medical needs and the best treatment for your infection.
  4. Receive Your Prescription: If your doctor deems that you need antibiotics or any other prescription medications for your UTI, they’ll send the prescription to your Instant Consult account. You can bring it to your local pharmacy or order your medications online and have it delivered to your home.
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UTI Care at Your Fingertips

Dealing with UTI symptoms? Skip the waiting room and get the help you need fast with Instant Consult. Our Australian-registered online doctors are just a click away, ready to provide expert medical advice and prescribe UTI treatments —all from the comfort of your home.

If confirmatory testing is necessary, our doctors can also issue pathology and radiology requests. They can also provide specialist referrals like a gynaecologist referral or opthalmologist referral, and even medical certificates if needed. So, don’t let UTI discomfort slow you down. Book your online consultation today and get the care you deserve, right at your fingertips.

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Pathology Requests

If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.


Radiology Requests

If you require any special kind of diagnostic imaging such as a CAT scan or an MRI you can get a request from one of our online GPs which you can then take to your preferred provider.

How long will I need to be taking the pills?

There is no exact answer to this question. Basically, the answer depends on how serious your condition is and the type of bacteria in question. One of our doctors may write a prescription that specifies a higher dosage if they believe your case is more severe or complicated than others.

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Why choose Instant Consult?

So, if you think you need antibiotics for a UTI, why should you choose Instant Consult? Well, if you live a very busy life, it can be hard to find the time to head round to your local GP. Likewise, your symptoms may be so severe that you need to see a doctor instantly, which can be difficult if the pain strikes over a weekend or public holiday.

Thankfully, Instant Consult provides access to fully qualified, Australian registered doctors, who possess the necessary experience to assist with your condition. We can connect you with a doctor day or night, 7 days a week, without you ever having to leave your home. Our seamlessly accessible app is also very easy to use, free to download from the Google Play or Apple iOS storefronts, takes less than a minute to sign up AND your local pharmacy will receive your prescription immediately after the consult.

In need of further information about UTI medication online? Get in touch with a telehealth doctor at Instant Consult today!