Antibiotics is usually prescribed to treat prostatitis, there are many different antibiotics for prostatitis, including pills and intravenous drugs.
Ciprofloxacin is the most common antibiotics, given in a dose of 500 milligrams twice daily for 28 days. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone class. Patients who have had an allergic or adverse reaction to another fluoroquinolone should not take ciprofloxiacin. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. This antibiotic increases the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture, which may occur up to several months after treatment has ended.
Doxycycline inhibits protein synthesis and thus, bacterial growth. It can prevent the growth process of bacteria in prostatitis patients.
Levofloxacin(Levaquin). This fluoroquinolone is indicate to treat acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis due to Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus epidermidis. It has good concentration in the prostate.
Erythromycin, clindamycin (Cleocin) and trimethoprim (Proloprim), as lipophilic antibiotics, can better cross that prostatic epithelium barrier. But erythromycin and clindamycin have little effect against gram-negative organisms, which are the bacteria most likely to cause Chronic bacterial prostatitis.
According to some study, TMP-SMX is considered a first-line antibiotic for CBP caused by gram-negative bacteria.
Thus, antibiotics are always with their side effects. They cannot be used for a long time and may cause damage to the kidneys and liver. In addition to antibiotics for prostatitis, herbal medicine named Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can treat prostatitis effectively. Compared with antibiotics, traditional Chinese herbal medicine can keep a long-lasting effect, has no side effect and drug resistance. In general, suffers can recover within three months.