What are the most effective antibiotics for treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The most effective antibiotics for CBP are fluoroquinolones. Duration of treatment is typically 4 to 6 weeks. Best results have been observed with a 12-week course of therapy, but patient compliance may be difficult with such longer courses. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alpha blockers help with symptom relief. Alpha blockers may also help to decrease recurrences, by diminishing urinary obstruction. See Treatment and


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