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25 Nov 2020
Hi Dr. I recently picked up a mild UTI which cleared up after around 3 days of cranberry juice and lots of water. What lingered on was a swollen and painful left testicle, which was examined by a GP and diagnosed as Orchitis. A urine test was also done and no infection found in the bladder. My GP prescribed ciprofloxacin 250mg 2xday for 5 days. I was afraid of ciprofloxacin due to the many reports of nerve and tendon damage that many have experienced, hence my GP prescribed Augmentin 375mg 1 capsule 3xday for 5 days instead. I am on day 3 of the Augmentin but have since not seen any relief. Do you suggest i continue and wait for the course to end or would ciprofloxacin or an alternate antibiotic be a better choice?
The dose of Augmentin is quite low, and there is capacity to increase it to 1000mg twice a day.
I would contact your GP and enquire about this possibility.
Perhaps a 10 day course might be needed, with some regular anti-inflammatories as well.
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