According to Mayo Clinic, antibiotics used to treat a urinary tract infection include sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, and levofloxacin. Pain relievers are also prescribed sometimes to relieve discomfort. Symptoms of the urinary tract infection generally clear up after several days of antibiotic treatment.
Mayo Clinic explains that common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are a strong urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing small amounts of urine frequently, cloudy urine, strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women and rectal pain in men. The cause of a urinary tract infection is bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra. It is recommended to consult with a physician to obtain a prescription for the appropriate antibiotics to treat the infection.