Phenazopyridine is an analgesic used to treat symptoms caused as a result of inflammation of the urinary tract, such as burning, pain, and the feeling of the frequent or urgent need to urinate. This medicine is administered orally, and is available in the form of tablets.
This drug does not treat the patient’s medical condition, instead, it alleviated the symptoms while other medicines are used to treat the cause. It is essentially a dye which reduces the inflammation of the lining of the urinary tract.
This drug is to be taken three times a day, either after meals or as prescribed by your health care professional. If you are being treated for urinary tract infection and are also using other antibiotic medications, do not take Phenazopyridine for more than 2 days without consulting your doctor. Your prescribed dose will depend on your medical condition and your response to the medication.
This medicine may cause dizziness, headache or stomach upsets. Notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately if these symptoms worsen or persist over a prolonged period of time. Also inform your doctor if you develop an allergic reaction to this drug, or if you develop signs of liver damage or jaundice.
Take prescribed dose after meals. May discolor urine (orange/yellow) or feces (orange/red); this is normal but will stain fabric. Report persistent headache, dizziness, or stomach cramping.
The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Bacterial Infections Of Urinary Tract
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Pyridium 200mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?It is probably unsafe to use this medicine in patients with kidney disease and must be avoided. Kindly consult with your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?It is probably unsafe to use this medicine in patients with liver disease and must be avoided. Kindly consult with your doctor before taking it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Phenazopyridine as ingredient
This medication falls under the category of an analgesic that is used to treat urinary tract inflammation. The exact mechanism of how the drug work is not known. However, it has been found to affect the mucosa of the urinary tract to relieve pain and inflammation.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Disease
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