Drug therapy. Included are the following:
(a) Analgesic drugs for pain.
Trimethoprim (80 mg) twice a day for 30 days OR
Sulfamethoxazole (400 mg) twice a day for 30 days.
(d) For sulfa sensitive patients:
1 Gentamicin sulfate (Garamycin).
2 Ampicillin (Polycillin).
(4) Culture and sensitivity test of urine. This test can determine the specific
drug that will combat the infection.
Treatment will depend on the type of prostatitis present--acute or chronic
bacterial prostatitis or nonbacterial prostatitis.
Neither the patient nor the physician should massage or milk the penis.
d. Special Considerations.
(1) Be sure the patient understands that bed rest and adequate hydration
are necessary. He may need stool softeners and sitz baths, as ordered by the doctor.
Be sure the patient knows that he must take the prescribed drugs
It is important for him to know that he must drink at least eight glasses of
water a day.
(4) Tell the patient to report immediately signs of possible adverse reaction
to drugs, signs such as rash, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and gastrointestinal