Yes, Flagyl is often prescribed to treat an UTI. However, you have to make sure that is what is causing the problem. It will not treat chronic cystitis or infections from organisms other than bacteria. Before treating yourself, you should probably be seen by someone who can make sure that you do indeed have a bacterial UTI. The use of antibiotics inappropriately can lead to serious problems, such as reactions to the medicine and the develop of resistant bacteria.
Actually, you are right and wrong. Flagyl is used to treat UTI's as well as amaebic infections such as Giardia. Maybe you should do your research before you start to tell people what something is before you really hurt that person. They could have a congenital issue and taking this medication could kill them as well.
Actually, Flagyl is not the preferred antibiotic to treat a UTI. Usually Trimox or Amoxycillin is prescribed. Flagyl is a very potent antibiotic and should only be prescribed in cases of advanced bacterial infections or in cases where the infection is not responding to lower dose antibiotics. I have 13 years of experience working in a GYN office.
I would like to clarify that my statement should have read "Usually Trimox (or more commonly called Amoxycillin) is prescribed". After re-reading that I realized that my wording might cause some confusion. If you are looking for other medications Bactrim is also very effective.
I was diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis and a UTI...was prescribed Flagyl AND Bactrim....will one treat both issues....or should I take them both? I don't want to take them both together if ONE can treat both issues. Confused!