UTI Treatment

Get assessed by your pharmacist for a prescription to treat an uncomplicated UTI.

$39 Per Consultation

Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a prescription and medication to treat an uncomplicated UTI, all in one visit.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What is a UTI?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection in the urinary tract. This commonly occurs when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, a narrow tube that passes urine from the bladder out of the body. UTIs are a common condition and can affect individuals of all ages. While both men and women can experience a UTI, it is much more common in women.

What you should know

Our platform guides pharmacists to look at the answers you provide to our self-assessment questions to decide if you have an uncomplicated UTI that they can treat appropriately.

We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.

UTI FAQ's

What causes a UTI?

A large variety of factors can contribute to a UTI. For women, basic human anatomy plays a large role. The urethra is much shorter in women, meaning the bacteria has less distance to travel and can easily cause an infection. Other factors include sexual intercourse, a new sexual partner within the last year, use of spermicide contraceptives, not emptying your bladder completely, and many more. 

How do I know if I have a UTI?

When a UTI is present, you may experience symptoms such as burning or discomfort with urination. Pain in the lower abdomen or back may also be a symptom of a UTI. It is common to experience the frequent need to use the bathroom or passing frequent but small amounts of urine. A fever is also possible.

How is a UTI treated?

Treating a UTI requires prescription antibiotics. It is important to understand that over the counter products, such as Pyridium, may help treat some of the symptoms of a UTI, but will not cure the infection. 

How long does it take for a UTI to go away?​

You should start feeling much better within 24-72 hours after starting the antibiotic. At this point, most or all of the symptoms should be resolved. However, it takes 3 to 5 days for the infection to be cured, depending on the antibiotic you are taking. It is crucial that you complete the entire course of the prescribed antibiotic, even if you are feeling better. If symptoms do not resolve within 72 hours or if symptoms worsen at any time, contact your doctor right away. 

How can I avoid getting a UTI?

Although most women will experience more than one UTI in their life, there are steps you can take that may help prevent them. Drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently is very important in preventing a UTI. Try not to hold your bladder, urinate when you feel you need to. Urinating after sexual intercourse, wiping front to back when using the bathroom, and keeping the genital area clean may help prevent UTIs. Pure (100%) cranberry juice or capsules may also help prevent the development of UTIs. 

Medication Name

Medication Strength

Dosage Form

Do I Need a Prescription?

3 grams

Powder

Yes

100 mg

Capsule

Yes

97.5 mg

Tablet

No

100 mg

Tablet

Yes

200 mg

Tablet

Yes

800 mg - 160 mg

Tablet

Yes

Can I be seen through Scripted for my UTI?

Women between the age of 18 and 65 years old, who have had a UTI in the past and are experiencing at least 2 UTI symptoms, may be seen for UTI through Scripted. 

Take a look at the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor:

Common UTI Symptoms include:

  • Painful urination
  • Increased urinary frequency
  • Passing small amounts of urine
  • Pain around your belly button
  • Urgency

References

References: 

  1. Lowe NK, Ryan-Wenger NA. Uncomplicated UTIs in women. The Nurse Practitioner. 2012;37(5): 41-48.
  2. Thoureen T, Scott S, Best J. Urinary tract infections. 2015. www.ahcmedia.com/articles/135127-urinary-tract-infection  Accessed June 3, 2021.
  3. Geerlings SE. Clinical Presentations and Epidemiology of Urinary Tract Infections. Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Oct;4(5).
  4. Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, et al. International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women: A 2010 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(5):e103-20. 
  5. Wang CH, Fang CC, Chen NC, Liu SS, Yu PH, Wu TY, Chen WT, Lee CC, Chen SC. Cranberry-containing products for prevention of urinary tract infections in susceptible populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):988-96
  6. Wawrysiuk S, Naber K, Rechberger T, Miotla P. Prevention and treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections in the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance-non-antibiotic approaches: a systemic review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019;300(4):821-828.

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