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what are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Uristat, (phenazopyridine) or..: ..phenazopyridine hydrochloride exerts pain-killing/ analgesic effects on the lining of the urinary tract/bladder. Its precise mechanism is not well-understood. It is used for short term relief of urgency, burning and urinary pain. There have been reports of serious side effects when not taken as directed: liver toxicity, red blood cell destruction, and kidney failure. TAKE AS DIRECTED! Stay well!

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Could kidney disease run in my family?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
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good answer!
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