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A 17-year-old female asked:

how should i take the pyridium (phenazopyridine) if i'm 17 years old?

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
200mg: 200mg every 6 to 8 he's for burning on urination plus antibiotic if prescribe by your doctor.

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