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Cystitis

If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, and are displaying 3 of the symptoms listed below, you may be able to obtain antibiotics from the pharmacy. This means you don't have to wait for a doctors appointment. Just pop into the pharmacy and ask for a private consultation.

This service is for females aged 16 – 65 years presenting with three or more of qualifying symptoms.

  • Dysuria (pain on urination)
  • Frequency of urination
  • Urgency of urination
  • Abnormally large production or passage of urine
  • Haematuria (blood in urine)
  • Suprapubic tenderness (lower abdomen pain)

Trimethoprim is the treatment supplied for those fitting the criteria required for treatment via the pharmacy.

  • aged under 16 years or over 65 years.
  • You are pregnant
  • You have vaginal itch/discharge
  • Symptoms are suggestive of upper urinary tract infection (rapid onset, fever, rigors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loin pain/tenderness, systemically unwell
  • A prior episode of UTI in last 28 days was treated by an antibiotic.
  • There have been 2 or more episodes in the last 6 months or 3 or more episodes in the last 12 months.
  • There is a catheter in situ.
  • There is known moderate/severe renal impairment.
  • You have hypersensitivity to co-trimoxazole, trimethoprim or to any other components of the medication.
  • You have known hyperkalaemia, diabetes, severe hepatic insufficiency, megaloblastic anaemia and other blood dyscrasias, folate deficiency, porphyria, galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactose deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption or are immunosuppressed.
  • You are taking any medicines which may interact e.g. azathioprine, ciclosporin, mercaptopurine, methotrexate, phenytoin, warfarin
  • There is known abnormality to the urinary tract.

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