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What is Cystitis?

Cystitis is a common infection of the bladder which causes burning sensations during urination and a frequent need to urinate. Between 20 to 40 per cent of women will get cystitis in their lifetime. Although men can get cystitis, it is rarer than in women, but usually more serious and therefore must be treated by visiting their GP.

This service is only for women who have previously been diagnosed with cystitis by a doctor or nurse and who can recognise the symptoms of cystitis. Anytime Doctor allows you to purchase treatment for immediate use if you currently have symptoms, or treatment for future use if you would like to be prepared for a future outbreak.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential. You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of waiting for an appointment.

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  • First line antibiotic for the treatment of cystitis
  • Should be selected if trimethoprim has been used within the last 12 months
  • Generally less bacterial resistance than trimethoprim
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  • Antibiotic for the treatment of cystitis
  • Many cystitis infections respond well to trimethoprim
  • Some bacteria that cause cystitis are resistant to this treatment
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Medicines at a glance


First line antibiotic treatment for cystitis. Should be selected if trimethoprim has been used within the last 12 months. Nitrofurantoin has been found to have less bacterial resistance than trimethoprim.

Antibiotic treatment for cystitis. Although many infections still respond well to trimethoprim, some bacteria that cause cystitis are becoming resistant to this antibiotic.

Side Effects
  • indigestion
  • loose stools
  • rashes
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

You should take this treatment for three days. Normally, symptoms start to improve after 24 hours. If your symptoms have not gone completely at the end of three days, further medical advice is needed.

Patient Information Leaflet

Nitrofurantoin PIL

Trimethoprim PIL


You should not request this treatment service if you are allergic to trimethoprim or nitrofurantoin. Not suitable for men. Not suitable if you are pregnant, breast feeding or if you suffer from liver or kidney disease.


Some cystitis infections may clear up of their own accord. You can ease symptoms by drinking 2-3 litres a day to flush the bladder and by taking cranberry tablets which are available from your pharmacy. Other antibiotics can be used for the treatment of more serious cases of cystitis. These are not prescribed by Anytime Doctor.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

How the service works

Complete consultation

Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.

Choose treatment

A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.

Prescription issued

All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.

Medicine delivered

Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.

All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.

We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.

Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.

  • burning sensation when urinating
  • more frequent and persistent urge to urinate
  • raised temperature
  • dark or cloudy urine with a strong odour
  • discomfort in the pelvis or sensation of pressure in the abdomen

One or more symptoms may be present and not all are required for a diagnosis.

The limitation of cystitis self-diagnosis is that there may be another cause of your symptoms other than cystitis. If this is the case, the antibiotic treatment a doctor can prescribe is unlikely to be effective and you would need to see your GP for a face-to-face consultation.

Many women with recurring cystitis may be aware of their triggers. Some women find that passing urine after sex can help prevent infections, as can wearing cotton or natural fibre underwear. Keeping well hydrated to flush out the bladder can also help.

How our service works

  1. 1

    Complete a free online consultation

  2. 2

    Choose your preferred treatment

  3. 3

    Prescription issued by a GMC registered doctor

  4. 4

    Medicine delivered the next day

Why choose Anytime Doctor

  • UK based doctors and patient co-ordinators
  • Genuine & licensed medicines only
  • No hidden fees
  • Free discrete delivery
  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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