Treatment for Prostatitis
Medication to Treat Prostatitis
Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated with antibiotics such as flouroquinolones (e.g., Levaquin) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (e.g., Bactrim, Cotrim) administered intravenously, followed by a course of oral antibiotics.
Side effects include the following:
- Stomach pain
Analgesics and warm baths are recommended to alleviate symptoms of prostatodynia and nonbacterial prostatitis. Treating the underlying cause (e.g., stones) relieves prostatitis symptoms.
Avoiding unprotected sex can help prevent acute bacterial prostatitis.