When you have symptoms of a UTI

While taking treatments for a UTI, remember to drink plenty of water and empty your bladder fully each time you go to the toilet.

  • Antibiotics – The standard treatment your doctor may prescribe when you see them about a UTI is a course of antibiotics. These are generally quite effective in treating the cause of a UTI by killing the bacteria that are causing your symptoms.
  • Urinary alkalinisers – These treatments are used to relieve the painful symptoms of a UTI only. They work by raising the pH (making it more alkaline), thereby making urine more comfortable to pass. They will not treat the underlying cause of a UTI or prevent recurrent UTIs.