A 37-year-old female asked:
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ive been taking antibiotics for a uti for going on 4 days now but can't seem to get rid of it. is it okay to take cystex or azo for the pain and discomfort while on antibiotics and how long to wait before i go see the doctor if it does it go away?

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Dr. James Lin
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In 1-3 days if ...: Antibiotics kills sensitive germs; if so, you should feel less burning and frequency in 1-3 days after taking it. Cystex containing cranberry extract may help suppress bacteria to grow and Azo (phenazopyridine) soothes irritative voiding symptoms. If not easing in 1-3 days and fading away in 5-7 days, be reevaluated so to check if diagnosis is right or not.
Answered on Jan 30, 2019

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Yes: Azo and cystex are very similar so yes, you should be able to use it instead.
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