Cystitis treatment: Back to the 1950s

(Université de Genève) Doctors prescribe antibiotic treatments from the 1950s to fight antibiotic resistance. But these 'old' antibiotics were not tested in the same way as their modern counterparts before being put on the market. Doctors from UNIGE and HUG analyzed two antibiotics used against uncomplicated urinary tract infections. They discovered that the most widely prescribed antibiotic today does not meet the expected success rate, while the second most commonly prescribed antibiotic seems as effective as the newer drugs.