How to Treat Prostatitis?


Medical Treatment:
Acute bacterial prostatitis
In men < 35 years old:
  • Cefixime, oral, 400 mg as single dose.
Follow with:
  • Doxycycline, oral, 100 mg 12 hourly for 7 days.
In men greater than 35 years old:
  • Ciprofloxacin, oral, 500 mg 12 hourly for 14 days.
Chronic/relapse/persistent infection:
  • Ciprofloxacin, oral, 500 mg 12 hourly for 28 days.

When to refer:
  • To a urologist if no response to treatment.

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