Treating Uncomplicated Cystitis

Kiran Panesar, BPharmS (Hons), MRPharmS, RPh, CPh


US Pharmacist. 2013;38(8):34-37. 

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Risk Factors

Diabetes, a history of recurring UTIs, urinary stones, and urinary catheters as well as any other obstructions are risk factors for developing cystitis. In females, pregnancy, a history of UTIs in a first-degree female relative, sexual intercourse, and the use of spermicides are additional risk factors.[2] Males who are homosexual, uncircumcised, or have had sexual contact with an infected woman are at a higher risk of contracting a UTI.[7]