Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Children
What To Think About
Give your child the antibiotics as directed. Do not stop using them just because your child feels better. Your child needs to take the full course of medicine. If your child does not take all of the antibiotics as prescribed, the infection may return. Not taking the full course of medicine also encourages the development of bacteria that are Reference resistant to antibiotics Opens New Window. This makes antibiotics less effective and bacterial infections harder to treat. Antibiotic resistance among bacteria that cause UTIs has increased steadily in recent decades. Your doctor may have to prescribe different antibiotics, and different combinations of antibiotics, to find the right medicine that will kill the bacteria causing your child's UTI.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 22, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology