Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are one of the most common problems doctors see in women. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 40 to 60 percent of women will have a UTI at some point in their lifetimes. One in four women will have an infection that comes back after initial treatment.

If a UTI is not treated promptly, then the infection can spread to other parts of the body leading to a life-threatening disease.

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It is important to learn about the over-the-counter measures which can help manage UTI. In this blog, we cover Nepbio’s (NBI) URICIL, our over-the-counter medicine for cystitis (the most common type of UTI).

Antibiotics or OTC?

UTIs can be treated with a recommended dosage of antibiotics. However, often these antibiotics aren't as effective as the causative agent in the vast majority of urinary tract infections) can develop resistance against it. Therefore, there is a demand for over-the-counter treatments to relieve UTI symptoms. While antibiotics are considered the golden standard for treating UTIs, there are still some measures you can take to help manage your symptoms better. In this blog, we will discuss a range of OTC treatment options for UTI symptoms to help speed up your recovery.

About UTI and bladder infection (cystitis)

The most common type of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is cystitis, which is a bladder infection. It usually occurs when bacteria enter the bladder through the urethra. A bladder infection often leads to uncomfortable symptoms, including a sudden urge to urinate, burning sensation around the urinary tract and abdominal cramping. It is highly advisable to not leave UTI untreated as the infection can travel up to the kidneys and become fatal.

UTIs can affect women to the extent where their body can't fight the infection without proper treatment. However, studies suggest that early or mild UTI might clear up on their own. It is highly recommended to get it checked with a doctor before you jump to any conclusions. Most uncomplicated UTI cases can be treated quickly with a short course of over-the-counter treatment options.


If you even feel the slightest notion of a UTI, you can always switch to over-the-counter measures, including our very own URICIL, a safe and effective alternative. URICIL is a 2 in 1 Urinary Alkaliser & Natural Antibacterial which has a 99.99% kill rate against the cystitis causing bacteria E. Coli. This is achieved through URICIL’s key point of difference which is the presence of curcuminoids from turmeric. You can find URICIL, a medicine for cystitis, at all good pharmacies nationwide.

Why is URICIL good?

  • The curcumin (extracted from turmeric) in URICIL is a potent anti-oxidant which fights off the infection and reduces the occurrence.

  • Curcumin is also a potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that helps to relieve the inflammation of the bladder during cystitis.

  • Potassium Citrate makes the urine less acidic (alkalises the urine) which helps to relieve the painful burning sensation when urinating.

Can UTIs be permanently cured?

Well, yes and no. The bad news: one out of five women who get a UTI will experience another one. (Source: US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.) However, if you do get another UTI, speak with your doctor about UTI treatment options. Your doctor may prescribe a longer course of antibiotics or have other UTI treatment options for you. The good news is that by changing up some of your daily habits, following the above-mentioned tips or switching to over-the-counter measures before it gets serious can help provide protection from a UTI. To buy the product directly from Nepbio (NBI), visit- URICIL by Nepbio (NBI)

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