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Cystitis Treatment

Order a prescription to treat cystitis

This service is for women only.

Cystitis is a common infection of the bladder that can be painful.

If you suffer from cystitis and can recognise the symptoms, we can provide a prescription for effective treatment from our online doctor service.

We offer two different antibiotics to treat cystitis. Both antibiotics are highly effective in treating bladder infections and symptoms usually improve within 24 hours. 

To place your order, you need to fill in a brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment. Our online doctor will review your information and approve a prescription for a suitable medication. 

You can use your prescription to buy your medication at any pharmacy in Ireland.

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.

How our service works

  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health. 
  • Order and pay for your prescription. 
  • A Superdrug Online Doctor will review your order and approve a prescription for an appropriate treatment.
  • Orders received before 4pm will be processed the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be processed the next working day.
  • Once your prescription has been dispatched, you will receive it within 3-5 working days.

The antibiotics MacroBid and trimethoprim rarely cause side effects.

In rare cases, side effects can include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick

The symptoms of cystitis will usually clear up within 4-9 days without taking any medicines. Drinking plenty of water can help to clear the infection faster.

Your local pharmacist will be able to advise on over-the-counter treatments that do not require a prescription.

Some people find that drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry capsules can help to prevent infections recurring.

More information

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.