Are there any over-the-counter treatments for a UTI?
Typical urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are caused by bacterial infections and are treated
and cured with antibiotics. UTIs can be caused by fungal infections which are cured by
anti-fungal drugs. Over-the-counter urinary analgesics like Azo-Standard«) are taken
in tablet form and are used to treat symptoms like burning, pain, urgency and frequency of
urination caused by UTIs. Over-the-counter treatments will not completely get rid of the
infection causing the disease, so you should visit your physician for proper diagnosis and
treatment. If you do not treat the cause of the irritation but just mask the symptoms with one
of these products, the condition could worsen.
Read more about Urinary Tract Infections in our Health Encyclopedia.
See over-the-counter urinary tract infection treatments available on Walgreens.com.
If you're looking for more specific answers to specific questions, ask a Walgreens pharmacist here.