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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
No: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation. Need to see physician for proper examination , testing and treatment of urinary tract infection.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
No.: No. Worst case scenario you might have some odd sensitivity to the medication, what is called an idiosyncratic reaction, that could mimic a uti, but no, it cannot cause a true uti.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) a good treatment for a potential uti?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Might be OK: Other antimicrobials such as macrodantin, Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are much more effective.
Last updated Oct 13, 2018

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