Pyridium 200Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Menarini India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Phenazopyridine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Pyridium 200Mg Tablet 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 Pyridium 200Mg Tablet 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.

This medication helps in treating the following problem in the human body:

  • Bacterial Infections Of Urinary Tract

Here we have given the possible side effects which can affect the patient:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pyridium is probably unsafe to use during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Pyridium 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 overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.

This is is an analgesic that is used to treat urinary tract inflammation. The exact mechanism of how the drug works is not known. However it has been found to affect the mucosa of 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

    Pyridium 200Mg Tablet may cause delayed reactions with glucose oxidase reagents (Clinistix®, Tes-Tape®); occasional false-positive tests occur with Tes-Tape®; cupric sulfate tests (Clinitest®) are not affected; interference may also occur with urine ketone tests (Acetest®, Ketostix®) and urinary protein tests; tests for urinary steroids and porphyrins may also occur
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with Lomitapide, Teriflunomide, Efavirenz and others.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Does not treat infection, acts only as an analgesic; drug should be discontinued if skin or sclera develop a yellow color; use with caution in patients with renal impairment. Use of this agent in the elderly is limited since accumulation of phenazopyridine can occur in patients with renal insufficiency. It should not be used in patients with a Clcr <50 mL/minute.

Ques: What is Pyridium 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: Pyridium is a medication which has Phenazopyridine as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing pain signals from the nerves to the brain which reduces the sensation of pain.

Ques: What are the uses of Pyridium 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: Pyridium is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as urinary tract pain, burning, and irritation.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Pyridium 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include Headache, Rash, Itching, Nausea, Vomiting, and Urine discolouration.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Pyridium 200Mg Tablet?

Ans: Pyridium should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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