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A recent study has discovered that short-term use of the antibiotic cefpodoxime for treatment of bladder infections (uncomplicated cystitis) in women did not meet criteria for achieving clinical cure compared to ciproflaxacin, a drug classified as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, that is under concern for overuse and resulting in an increase in resistance rates.
Short-term use of the antibiotic cefpodoxime for the treatment of women with uncomplicated cystitis (bladder infection) did not meet criteria for noninferiority for achieving clinical cure compared with ciprofloxacin, a drug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics for which there have been concerns about overuse and a resulting increase in resistance rates, according to a study in the February 8 issue of JAMA.
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