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Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Older People (AGS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely

Medical Category: Drugs

Article Type: Advice

Language: Plain English, Spanish

Affiliation: American Geriatrics Society

Format: HTML, PDF

Most recent update: 10/24/2013

Many older people get antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections, even though they don't have symptoms of infection. This can do more harm than good. It doesn't prevent infections, and it doesn't help with bladder control.
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