Cystitis information, advice, and order treatment online - be prepared with standby antibiotic available to buy online from Pharma Aesthetics.
Please read the medical information before continuing - very important
If you have not had cystitis previously please consult your regular doctor. We are unable to provide treatment for you.
If you already have symptoms a postal service will take too long.
Women who have cystitis symptoms already should contact their GP, out-of-hours service, a local pharmacy, or telephone NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 online, for advice.
Women who have cystitis symptoms already should contact their GP surgery, out-of-hours service, a local pharmacy, or telephone NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 online, for advice. Elite Consultation supplies only 'standby' treatment to keep ready for when needed. You can change your answer and continue if you need standby treatment.
Frequent episodes of cystitis may need investigating by your own GP. If ordering again earlier than 6 months, please message the reason to our doctors from your My Account area after completing your order.
Frequent episodes of cystitis may need investigating by your own GP. Elite Consultation doctors may decline early repeat orders. Declined orders are refunded automatically. You can change your answer and continue.
Nitrofurantoin is the usual first choice, but does not suit everyone.
Trimethoprim not recommended for over 75s.
Only one or the other can be ordered on each consultation.
The cystitis medical information, and pages about nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim, will help you choose which you require.
It is advised to use nitrofurantoin, if you have used trimethoprim in the previous 3 months.
You have selected Trimethoprim, please continue (Trimethoprim is not recommended for over 75s).
You have selected Nitrofurantoin, please continue.
You are allergic to nitrofurantoin
Your kidneys do not work very well, if in doubt check first with your doctor
Porphyria or G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
Lung disease, including asthma
Persistent low vitamin B, or folate
If in doubt please ask your regular doctor.
We are unable to prescribe nitrofurantoin for you. Trimethoprim may be a suitable alternative.
Antacid indigestion remedies
Probenecid or sulfinpyrazone (rarely used long term gout treatments)
Acetazolamide (glaucoma, altitude sickness)
Citrate or bicarbonate to neutralise urine acidity
Other antibiotics of the quinolone (floxacin) type
Oral typhoid vaccine (not usually used)
If you are in doubt please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
We are unable to prescribe nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for you. Both these antibiotics are sometimes taken whilst pregnant and breastfeeding, but you should consult your doctor first.
Back pain (symptom of possible kidney infection)
Flu-like symptoms (fever, nausea and vomiting, rashes, and collapse)
These symptoms indicate a need for urgent medical attention. You can change your answer and continue.
Symptoms not improving within 24 hours or not resolved within 3 days require further medical assessment.
Symptoms not improving within 24 hours or not resolving within 3 days require medical assessment. You can change your answer and continue.
Resistance to antibiotics is more common over 65 years. If under 65 years answer 'Yes'.
Resistance to antibiotics is more common over 65 years. Please arrange to send a urine specimen for testing at your GP surgery. You can change your answer and continue.
Is there anything you do not understand or do you need further help?
You can also click 'No' answer to continue. If you have mental health concerns your GP may be able to help.
Please continue. You can post messages for the doctor from your My Account area at any time.
The medication is for my own use and I will not share with anyone else
I will read the patient information leaflet supplied with my tablets
I am female (this antibiotic is for women prone to cystitis NOT men)
I am 18-75 years and I agree to identity verification checks
I have completed this questionnaire myself and fully understand all the information
My responses are honest and accurate, and I understand that this is necessary for a safe medical assessment
These conditions must apply. We are unable to provide treatment for you. Men with cystitis symptoms usually need to consult their doctor or out-of-hours service.