Can drug repurposing uncover better treatments for UTIs?

Growing antibiotic resistance and chronic urinary tract infections have illustrated the need for new, effective treatments for UTIs.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely common; many are unfortunate enough to be familiar with the pain and urgency to urinate that UTIs induce. While the majority of UTIs are easily treated with a short course of antibiotics – for some, this isn’t enough. Recurrent UTIs, defined as three UTI episodes within a year or two within six months, are common and often due to improper treatment of the initial infection.

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