Does allopurinol prevent urinary tract infections by lowering uric acid? and what is commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections?

Allopurinol is a drug used to lower blood uric acid levels in order to prevent gout and decrease the likelihood of uric acid kidney stones.  It has nothing to do with urinary tract infections.  Antibiotics are commonly used to treat urinary tract infections.  There are many different antibiotics that are used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI’s) but the exact one depends on the bacteria that is causing the infection.

 

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