How Do You Treat an E. Coli Urinary Tract Infection?

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A urinary tract infection caused by E. coli bacteria is treated using antibiotics, according to Mayo Clinic. Common antibiotics include amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. When treated promptly and properly, most patients recover quickly; however, if left untreated a urinary tract infection can lead to recurrent infections, kidney damage and an increased risk for a woman to deliver a low birth weight baby.