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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.