Cystitis

Cystitis is  usually caused by a bladder infection resulting in pain and inflammation of the bladder. It is a common urinary tract infection (UTI) in women and typically resolves on it’s own in a few days.

However, some women experience recurrent or more severe bouts of cystitis which require treatment with antibiotics.

Signs and symptoms of cystitis

  • Most commonly pain, burning and/or stinging whilst peeing.
  • Needing to Pee more frequently than normal.
  • Dark, smelly urine.
  • Feeling unwell, muscle ache and tiredness.

Read more here: NHS Choices: Cystitis

If you know what treatment you require, choose it below and fill out our 2-min questionnaire. One of our experienced GPs will then make sure the treatment is safe for you to take.

If you are unsure about which treatment to choose our doctors recommend Nitrofurantoin, however both antibiotics work well to treat Cystitis. 

Trimethoprim (3 Day Treatment Course)


Trimethoprim is an antibiotic medication commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections such as cystitis.

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Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid 3 Day Treatment Course)


Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic medication commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections such as cystitis.

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