The Role of Probiotics in Urinary Tract Infections in Women

Eighty M. Kurniawati, Gatut Hardianto, Tri H.S. Hadi, Hari Paraton, Anis Widyasari, Nur A. Rahmawati

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Objective: To review the role of probiotics in urinary tract infections in women Methods: Systematic review was conducted by searching five databases with several keywords, namely “urinary tract infection”, “cystitis”, “women” and “probiotics”. Articles that have gone through peer review are included in the study if they meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Reporting follows the PRISMA rules. Results: The women included in this study varied from early adulthood to postmenopausal, most of whom were sexually active, used birth control methods, and had recurrent urinary tract infections. The results showed that the use of probiotics in varied outcomes, either positive or not showed significant results. This is also due to the differences in the outcomes studied and the additional materials used. This also contributed to the emergence of adverse effects. Conclusion: The use of probiotics in the treatment of cystitis and urinary tract infections has hope, although not all studies show significant results. The side effects found are still tolerable although they need to be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalIndonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • cystitis
  • probiotic
  • urinary tract infection
  • women


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