Infections

Kidney infection

(Pyelonephritis)

About Kidney infection

Pyelonephritis is a urinary tract infection (UTI) in one or both kidneys. It's caused by a bacteria or virus that invades your kidneys, either via your bladder or your bloodstream.

Symptoms of Kidney infection
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Back or side pain
  • Frequent, painful urination

Top Medications for Kidney infection according to our users

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All Medications for Kidney infection

  • Antibiotic > Fluoroquinolone

    • Cipro
      (Ciprofloxacin)
      Prescription only

      Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, you have to reduce your caffeine intake, and have to protect yourself from the sun.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Infusion (IV)
    • Levaquin
      (Levofloxacin)
      Prescription only

      Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as generic. However, it can cause damage to your tendons, and make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid

Medication side effects for Kidney infection

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for abdominal pain.

  • Levaquin: 2%
0 of 100

At this end, no one is expected to have abdominal pain

100 of 100

At this end, almost everyone is expected to have abdominal pain

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