Mild to Moderate Acute Uncomplicated Prostatitis

Clinical definition:

Common symptoms include fever, chills, malaise, myalgia, pelvic pain, dysuria, and cloudy urine. In younger patients, common etiologies include N. gonorrheae and C. trachomatis. In older patients, common etiologies include Enterobacteriaceae species.


Preferred antibiotic choice(s)
Ciprofloxacin (PO)Oral liquid: 250 mg/5 mL (anhydrous); Tablet: 250 mg (as hydrochloride)500 mg 12 hourly10 – 14 days
Alternative antibiotic choice(s)
AzithromycinCapsule: 250 mg; 500 mg (anhydrous); Oral liquid: 200 mg/5 mL500 mg daily3 days