Cystitis Treatment

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Simply fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment. How to Order

This service is only available to women under the age of 65.

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. This is usually caused by an infection.

Symptoms of cystitis include:

If you drink lots of water, cystitis will sometimes go away by itself, but you may need a short course of antibiotics, like Nitrofurantoin (MacroBID), to get rid of it completely.

If you have an infection in your bladder and do not treat it, it can cause the infection to spread to your kidneys. Signs of an infection that’s spread to your kidneys can include a high temperature, back pain and shivering or shaking. If you notice any of these you should see a doctor straight away.

Long term inflammation of the bladder can also be caused by interstitial cystitis.

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Cystitis treatment

Nitrofurantoin (MacroBID)

Nitrofurantoin (MacroBID) is the medical treatment that’s recommended first for cystitis.

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Placing an order for cystitis treatment from ZAVA is simple and convenient. You just need to take the following steps:

  1. Fill out a short online assessment about things like your health and lifestyle
  2. Place an order for treatment
  3. One of the doctors at ZAVA will check your assessment answers to see if your order is right for you
  4. If your order is right for you, then it can be posted to your preferred address or you can collect it from a post office

Common side effects of cystitis treatment

Side effects of Nitrofurantoin (MacroBID) include:

  • feeling dizzy
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
  • dark urine


Trimethoprim is another antibiotic, like nitrofurantoin, that is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Trimethoprim is no longer recommended as the first line for treating cystitis.

Testing for cystitis

If you're concerned that you may have cystitis, you can order a TestCard. TestCard is a simple test you can carry out at home to find out if you're likely to have a UTI. All you need to do is:

  • collect a sample of your urine
  • dip one of the supplied UTI test strips in your sample
  • get results on your mobile phone in seconds

If your results indicate that you do have a UTI, our doctors can recommend the most appropriate treatment that we can deliver to your door.

Before ordering a TestCard, you need to make sure it's compatible with your phone. You can do this and learn more about TestCard here.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Simran Deo Doctor

Dr Simran Deo qualified from St George’s, University of London in medicine in 2006 with a distinction in her written finals. She went on to specialise in general practice, obtaining the MRCGP certification in 2012. In 2014 she received a merit for the Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University.

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Last reviewed: 23 Apr 2020

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Customer reviews
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trustpilot-ratings-5-star by , 25 Mar 2021
Fabulous service would be lost without
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by , 04 Nov 2020
Once again you really helped many thanks for a great service.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by , 28 Sep 2020
Very effective and for me a life saver! Cystitis is so painful & yet quickly relieved with the correct treatment. Trying to get a GP appointment is so difficult and frustrating. I feel Dr Zava provides a much better service for our basic ailments and if the symptoms presented are in need of a GP visit Dr Zava makes that clear.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by , 07 May 2020
Excellent service, my diagnosis and treatment plan completed with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. Delivery was prompt, with a much appreciated follow up. Will definitely use Zava in future.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by , 03 Apr 2020
Excellent service all round

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