Comparative Assessment of Canephron® N and Ciprofloxacin as Monotherapy of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women


М. І. Давідов
Н. Є. Бунова


The objective: to compare the efficacy and safety of Canephron® N and ciprofloxacin as monotherapy in the management of mild forms of acute uncomplicated cystitis in women of working age.

Materials and methods. A prospective, randomized study of Canephron® N and ciprofloxacin for treating mild forms of acute uncomplicated cystitis (ACSS score <10) comprising 160 women aged 18-55 years was conducted from 2015 to 2017. Group I consisted of 80 women, who received oral Canephron® N 2 tablets 3 times daily for 30 days. Group II included 80 women who took oral ciprofloxacin0.5 g twice daily for 3 days. The results were assessed using the ACSS scale, urinalysis by microscopy, bacteriological examination ofurine, etc. The outcomes were evaluated at 3, 6 and 30 days, and one year after the treatment initiation.

Results. In group I, monotherapy with Canephron® N resulted in a marked improvement in symptoms, a decrease in the ACSS scores from 7.9 at baseline to 0.1 at day 30. The indicator of clinical efficacy (recovery) was 93.75%, bacteriological efficiency was 91.3%, relapse of cystitis within one year was observed in 5% of patients; no side effects were registered. In group II, the symptoms and bacteriuria decreased more rapidly in the early periods, but after 30 days the results of clinical and bacteriological efficacy did not differ from the group I (93.75 and 91.3%, respectively). Side effects and cystitis relapses were noted in 18.8% and 12.5% of patients, respectively.

Conclusion. The findings of the study show that Canephron® N is an effective and safe alternative to treating mild forms (ACSS score <10) of acute uncomplicated cystitis in women, allowing the use of antibiotics to be reduced. In our opinion, patients with more severe forms of acute uncomplicated cystitis should be treated with traditional antibiotic therapy.


How to Cite
Давідов, М. І., & Бунова, Н. Є. (2019). Comparative Assessment of Canephron® N and Ciprofloxacin as Monotherapy of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women. Health of Man, (2), 79–85.
Female urology
Author Biographies

М. І. Давідов, Perm State Medical University named after Academician E.A. Wagner

Mikhail I. Davidov,

Department of Faculty Surgery №1 with Course of Urology

Н. Є. Бунова, Perm State Medical University named after Academician E.A. Wagner

Nataliia Ye. Bunova,

Department of Faculty Surgery №1 with Course of Urology


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