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Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Azo/Uristat 4 sympts: Azo & uristat (phenazopyridine) contain Phenazopyridine & relieve symptoms of urinary tract burning, pain & discomfort. Cranberry juice, gelcaps & tablets are a preventative against future utis by interfering with bacterial adherence to urinary tract lining (bladder & urethra). You need antibiotics to actually treat & cure a uti. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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


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I have been having pain in my blatter are below my belly button, going to the bathroom frequently. I have been taking cranberry capsules, tried Azo standard, someone even have me try penacillan. I have no insurance so I havn't been to the dr...I have a fri

I have been having pain in my blatter are below my belly button, going to the bathroom frequently. I have been taking cranberry capsules, tried Azo standard, someone even have me try penacillan. I have no insurance so I havn't been to the dr...I have a fri

Assume: Assume that when you refer to going to the bathroom often, that you are referring to having bowel movements. Trying antibiotics that belong to others is not a good solution. I don't know the cause of your symptoms or if you have crohn's disease. The main symptoms of crohn's disease include abdominal pain that is crampy, pain with bowel movements, liquid diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss. Additionally there can be fever and fatigue. You could also experience constipation, bleeding from the rectum, blood in bowel movements and tracts through the skin near the rectum which can drain pus or stool.
Severe abdominal pain should be evaluated quickly. ...Read more

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How long can I take Azo (phenazopyridine) for?

How long can I take Azo (phenazopyridine) for?

Need antibiotic: Azo is no substitute for an antibiotic, it is an analgesic for the bladder and helps the symptoms only. You have to get on an antibiotic or the infection can spread to your kidney or blood stream. Azo should be used the first 3 days of antibiotic therapy. After that if still have symptoms, the antibiotic might need to be changed. If you have fever, vomiting, mid back pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Where can you buy uristat (phenazopyridine) and azo?

Azo is otc: You should be able to get it at any drugstore, ask the pharmacist which isle it is in. ...Read more

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Will Azo standard (phenazopyridine) help you pass a drug urinalysis?

Here are some. ..: Are you trying to evade the result of urine drug test? Don't do that to taint or spoil the intended goal of testing. Known to you as I assumed, Azo contains phenazopyridine which makes urine discolored like plum-orange juice likely leading to confusion of test which relies on color change of chemstrip... So, always work with professionals diligently and vigilantly. Thank you and best wish. .. ...Read more

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I've had a full blown UTI for over a week and have been taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) and cb juice w/no relief. I can't afford a provider. Suggestions?

I've had a full blown UTI for over a week and have been taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) and cb juice w/no relief. I can't afford a provider. Suggestions?

Several alternatives: 1. Borrow money from a friend or relative
2. Visit an emergency room where you will be seen whether or not you can pay
3. Without knowing your financial situation, can you promise to do a chore for someone in return for enough funds to see a doctor?
4. Sell a possession which is less important than your health.
Cranberry juice will not do the trick and you may be endangering your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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I recently had a yeast infection & uti. I've been taking Azo yeast and uristat (phenazopyridine). I've had these for a couple days now. Is there anything else I can do?

I recently had a yeast infection & uti. I've been taking Azo yeast and uristat (phenazopyridine). I've had these for a couple days now. Is there anything else I can do?

Antibiotic: You don't mention an antibiotic. Most utis require an antibiotic to be adequately treated. In some cases, drinking a lot of water and taking cranberry extract can clear an infection. Uristat (phenazopyridine) just covers up the symptoms temporarily. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Yes. Once you've: Been diagnosed with a UTI, you can take ago standard for a few days until the symptoms go away. Keep in mind that azo doesn't treat the infection itself. If you take it before you see a doctor, it can prevent us from getting an accurate reading from a urine dipstick screening test for infection but shouldn't interfere with a urine culture. ...Read more

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How long should I pump & dump after taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) for bladder pain from interstitial cystitis?

Here are some. ..: Were you a penny stock investor or a lackluster user of azo? Azo is phnazopyridine or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) - exerting its topical analgesic effect onto the sensitized lining - mucosa - by inflammation of urinary tract infection or IC, etc. Thus, it is only applied as a temporary measure. The long-term care for IC should start off with realization, modification of lifestyle, judicious use of drug, and. .. ...Read more

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What can a person do if they have a full blown UTI but cannot afford a doctors visit and doesn't qualify for free clinics? She's been taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) and drinking pure crandbury juice. Any suggestions?

What can a person do if they have a full blown UTI but cannot afford a doctors visit and doesn't qualify for free clinics? She's been taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) and drinking pure crandbury juice. Any suggestions?

Several alternatives: 1. Borrow money from a friend or relative
2. Visit an emergency room where you will be seen whether or not you can pay
3. Without knowing your financial situation, can you promise to do a chore for someone in return for enough funds to see a doctor?
4. Sell a possession which is less important than your health.
Cranberry juice will not do the trick and you may be endangering your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Yes: While azo cranberry is safe in pregnancy, it is important to have painful urination or blood in your urine evaluated by your md to make sure you aren't mistreating a serious urinary tract problem. ...Read more

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Can Azo cranberry get rid of a UTI or will it just decrease the symptoms?

Can Azo cranberry get rid of a UTI or will it just decrease the symptoms?

Azo: Usually gets rid of the symptoms but many uti's in women clear by just drinking fluids. ...Read more

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How long it take for a bladder infection to go away if you are taking Azo cranberry pills?

How long it take for a bladder infection to go away if you are taking Azo cranberry pills?

Azo cranberry: Probably not very useful for an existing infection but a good product for prevention. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/958.Html. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Azo Standard (Definition)

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