Methenamine: a forgotten drug for preventing recurrent urinary tract infection in a multidrug resistance era

@article{Lo2014MethenamineAF,
  title={Methenamine: a forgotten drug for preventing recurrent urinary tract infection in a multidrug resistance era},
  author={Tze Shien Lo and Kimberly D. P. Hammer and Milagros M. Zegarra and William C. S. Cho},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={549 - 554}
}
In the era of multidrug resistance, it is critical to utilize antibiotics in an appropriate manner and to identify new treatments or revisit the use of ‘forgotten’ drugs. Because urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, particularly in an increasing elderly population, the ‘forgotten’ drug, methenamine, may become important as a preventive therapy for recurrent UTIs. Methenamine, a urinary antibacterial agent, can be used as methenamine hippurate or methenamine mandelate preparations and is… 
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