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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pyridium (Overview)

Pyridium is a urology agent.


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What for pyridium (phenazopyridine) tablet prescribed, for maximum how many days should it be taken? Doc

What for pyridium (phenazopyridine) tablet prescribed, for maximum how many days should it be taken? Doc

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Is a urinary tract anesthetic--it reduces the pain of urinary infections. It is usually used for up to 3 days, but in rare circumstances can be continued. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
88 Doctors shared insights

Pyridium (Overview)

Pyridium is a urology agent.


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What are the uses of the medication pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

What are the uses of the medication pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Urinary tract.: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is an agent that helps to soothe the urinary tract. It can help to relieve the burning, pain, and discomfort associated with bladder and urethral inflammation, which can occur in urinary tract infection, painful bladder syndrome, or after surgical procedures. It treats symptoms and should not be used alone if there is a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term use of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a urinary tract analgesic (numbs the tract). The long term consequences (if you can call it that) is that you are not getting to the underlying diagnosis as to what is causing the problem. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to work? . I havnt taken it three days. Tomorrow will be my third. I'm still feeling alittle pain.? I'm done with pyridium.

48 hours?: Starts killing right away, but sx may remain for a few days. A slight discomfort is still possible at 48 hours. Generally should continue to get better. Return of symptoms indicates a resistent organism or re-infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?

Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is safe: But usually not enough on its own. There are other treatments. Seek out a urologist or urogynecologist who is experienced with ic. Please see my blog posting for more info.

http://healthhub. Brighamandwomens. Org/overcoming-the-challenges-of-living-with-interstitial-cystitis. ...Read more

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Any unpleasant side effects of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Open this link:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682231.Html. ...Read more

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What is effect of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

What is effect of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Colored urine: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) turns your urine orange. The active ingredient acts as a local anesthetic on your bladder surface to reduce burning. ...Read more

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What are the uses of the medication pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Urinary tract.: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is an agent that helps to soothe the urinary tract. It can help to relieve the burning, pain, and discomfort associated with bladder and urethral inflammation, which can occur in urinary tract infection, painful bladder syndrome, or after surgical procedures. It treats symptoms and should not be used alone if there is a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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DX w/ KidneyInfection. On Pyridium/Cipro for 2 days but feeling worse. Is this normal/expected or do I need a followup? Should I be scared? Help pleas

DX w/ KidneyInfection. On Pyridium/Cipro for 2 days but feeling worse. Is this normal/expected or do I need a followup? Should I be scared? Help pleas

Follow up: If you are getting worse you should go back in to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and you need to change to another one. ...Read more

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Any unpleasant side effects of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Open this link:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682231.Html. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term use of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a urinary tract analgesic (numbs the tract). The long term consequences (if you can call it that) is that you are not getting to the underlying diagnosis as to what is causing the problem. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I am from south India. How does taking pyridium tablet change my urine color to reddish?

See below: Hi. The primary component of Pyridium is phenazopyridine which is an “azo” dye/pigment that colors the urine a reddish-orange. It is harmless but can stain clothes and contact lenses. It has an analgesic effect and helps reduce the discomfort associated with UTIs and other inflammatory conditions that affect the lower urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) make your anus itch?

Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) make your anus itch?

Maybe: It turns the urine red orange and if you accidentally wipe your rectum with the same toilet paper you used after urinating it may cause you irritation and itching. If you are also taking antibiotics for a UTI you may also develop yeast afterward which causes itching. ...Read more

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Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) relieve left side pain?

Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) relieve left side pain?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) may mask left side pain but I recommend that you see your primary care physician or go to an urgent care to assess your condition right away. You may have a condition that may require immediate attention. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Can u take Flagyl and pyridium (phenazopyridine) together... Thank you?

Can u take Flagyl and pyridium (phenazopyridine) together... Thank you?

Interactions: There appears to be no noted interactions between them when they are checked against each other. ...Read more

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Can an intraocular lens be stained by taking the drug pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Can an intraocular lens be stained by taking the drug pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

No: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) will be eliminated efficiently by the kidney. It is not secreted into the eye and so it will not affect the intraocular lens. Do not worry. ...Read more

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What for pyridium (phenazopyridine) tablet prescribed, for maximum how many days should it be taken? Doc

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Is a urinary tract anesthetic--it reduces the pain of urinary infections. It is usually used for up to 3 days, but in rare circumstances can be continued. ...Read more

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I'm on pyridium for a uti I know it says it will turn your urine orange but when I went this morning it was more like dark red like blood is this norm?

I'm on pyridium for a uti I know it says it will turn your urine orange but when I went this morning it was more like dark red like blood is this norm?

Pryidium: I'm on pyridium for a uti I know it says it will turn your urine orange but when I went this morning it was more like dark red like blood is this norm? ANS: the more concentrated your urine is the more red/orange it will be. I would take picture of it and send to your team and see what they see. Eating beets or drinking beet juice can also give red urine that looks like blood but is beeturia. ...Read more

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I took pyridium, (phenazopyridine) and afterwards took ciprofloxacin. Will the two drugs combined harm me.?

No: Pyridium is a urinary anesthetic, which simply helps with the burning pain of uti. The Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic - much more important since it treats the cause of the infection, and not just symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) (an imidazopyridine hypnotic) simply the same as pyridium (phenazopyridine)? They seem to have a similar chemical formula.

Is Ambien (zolpidem) (an imidazopyridine hypnotic) simply the same as pyridium (phenazopyridine)? They seem to have a similar chemical formula.

No: Small alterations in chemical structures can result in large differences. These two medications are absolutely not the same thing and should not be used interchangeably. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Phenazopyridine (Definition)

Phenazopyridine is a mild urinary tract numbing agent, available without a prescription. Sold as pyridium, azo, uristat (phenazopyridine) and others, this drug can calm the sting from bladder infections and may help decrease urinary frequency and urgency. Note that it changes the color of the urine to a darker orange. It does not cure infections. It is not supposed to be taken for more than a few ...Read more