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Can I take cystex or uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant ?

Can I take cystex or uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant ?

Not recommended: Discuss you symptoms with the OB doctor. If you're having urinary symptoms, they need to be treated adequately. Urinary tract infection can have serious consequences in pregnancy if not properly addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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My girlfriend is approximately 2 months pregnant and has a UTI she has these regularly. Can she take cystex? If not what can we do? She NEEDS relief!!

My girlfriend is approximately 2 months pregnant and has a UTI she has these regularly. Can she take cystex? If not what can we do? She NEEDS relief!!

Uti: Urinary tract infections can be very serious especially during pregnancy. Because of hormonal changes and dilatation of the ureters during pregnancy there is an increased risk of kidney infections. She should have a urine culture and appropriate antibiotics started. She should be followed closely by her obstetrician. ...Read more

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Could you take amoxicillin with cystex please i really need to know now?

Could you take amoxicillin with cystex please i really need to know now?

UTI Pain: Yes, you can take Amoxicillin and cystex together. Cystex is just for the pain of a urinary tract infection. Treating the infection with an appropriate antibiotic should get rid of your pain, too, once it has a chance to work. The good news is that uncomplicated UTIs tend to resolve very quickly. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex and uricalm together??

Can I take cystex and uricalm together??

No interactions: found. The Drugs.Com drug interaction checker showed no interactions between cystex and uricalm. That should be ok. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex and continue breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

Can I take cystex and continue breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

No: Cystex contains methenamine, which will cross into breast milk and is NOT considered safe for nursing infants. ...Read more

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I got some cystex tablets. Do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?

I got some cystex tablets. Do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?

Depend...: Cystex can ease the symptoms of UTI, but can not rid UTI-related bacteria since it is not an antibiotic. So, how to use it will depend on what the purpose for taking it, symptomatic relief? To put all the related things for good care together correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I bought some cystex tablets. do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?

What do you recommend if I bought some cystex tablets. do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?

UTI treatment: Contain Methenamine which is antibacterial agent plus Sodium Salicilate (similar to aspirin) which helps to relieve pain & incidentally is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication & antipyretic. Only over the counter urinary antibacterial available in USA. 2 tablets 4x/day for UTI or 2 at night as a preventative. Better see Dr. to discuss & be treated if necessary. Other antibiotics > effective ...Read more

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Can i take cystex pills to pass a meth drug test if yes how many of them?

Can i take cystex pills to pass a meth drug test if yes how many of them?

No: The color change that occurs with taking cystex would not have an impact on the test to detect amphetamines in your sample. However, the color change itself may be enough to have the testers more closely scrutinize you with other tests.
Barring sudden and unanticipated reversal by the federal government of it's "war on drugs", the best option is to get help and get clean.
Easier said than done. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex and azo at the same time for more severe pain from uti?

Can I take cystex and azo at the same time for more severe pain from uti?

Yes, but...: Both may be used simultaneously but just potentially ease UTI-related irritative voiding symptoms, yet would not kill offending bacteria. Of course, don't use them overjealously beyond their recommended doses. If not symptomatically improved in 3 days, seek evaluation & counseling so to get right diagnosis for right care. How to? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking cystex plus ?

Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking cystex plus ?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cystex: There should not be a problem taking both Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cystex plus. Try adding more liquids to your daily intake, or having a glass of cranberry juice at bedtime, which will do much of what the cystex is intended to do. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex and zitromax for bladder infection both?

Can I take cystex and zitromax for bladder infection 
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UTI: Hi, did a doctor give you ZItromax for your infection? It's an odd choice for UTI, unless you have an STD especially 2/2 Chlamydia infection, if you have not seen an MD plz see a provider for a proper Antibiotics treatment, and there is no contraindication to take Cranberry pill. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex and tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for UTI pain?

Can I take cystex and tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for UTI pain?

No problem: Cystex has Aspirin like product and mild antibiotic, which should not interact with tylenol (acetaminophen) #3. ...Read more

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Can i take cystex for urinary tract infection?

Can i take cystex for urinary tract infection?

No: You can take cystex to relieve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection but not necessarily the cause. It is designed to decrease symptoms UNTIL you get a chance to see your primary medical doctor. This medication is similar to pyridium, (phenazopyridine) for symptomatic relief, but does not turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Can I take an OTC cystex with an antibiotic cephalexin for a uti?

Can I take an OTC cystex with an antibiotic cephalexin for a uti?

Yes: thats fine to take both. As a male however, you should get evaluated by a urologist because UTI in males is not that common, especially in your age group.
Make sure you get a Urinalysis to confirm UTI. ...Read more

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I have an antibiotic for the UTI, but was told by my doctor that I can take AZO for pain relief. I have Cystex already at home, can I take that?

I have an antibiotic for the UTI, but was told by my doctor that I can take AZO for pain relief.  I have Cystex already at home, can I take that?

Here are some ...: For most uncomplicated UTIs in adult females, an effective antibiotics alone should suffice to improve and rid UTI-related voiding symptoms in 1-3 days. AZO is an add-on for helping relieve severe burning, but optional as long as being tolerable. Regarding Cystex, its effectiveness has been sworn by some but murky by others. So, you may use Cystex and see. If not better in 2-3 days, see doc timely ...Read more

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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?

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?

4 days: You can take Azo while you are on antibiotics for a UTI; however, you should follow the directions and not use Azo longer than recommended in the directions. Also If you have been on antibiotics for 4 days and aren't getting better, you may have an infection that isn't sensitive to the antibiotic you are on. You need to see your doctor tomorrow and ask about this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does cystex plus do?

What does cystex plus do?

Cystexplus includes: A chemical that reduces bacteria in the urine and a chemical like aspirin. Some women with chronic bladder irritation or a problem called interstitial cystitis find it helps partially relieve some of their symptoms. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better cystex or azo?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cystex will cure an oncomming uti?

No: Cystex is a dietary supplement (look for fda disclaimer in small print). It appears to be a cranberry concentrate plus assorted ingredients that might prevent infection but can't cure it. Only antibiotics can cure (bacterial) infections. Phenazopyridine (aka Azo or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) etc) is an otc medication that can decrease UTI pain. Medications are fda approved & have proof of safety & effectiveness. ...Read more

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Where can I buy cystex?

Online: If you can't find it at your local pharmacy, consider looking online, like Amazon.com. ...Read more

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Can you mix sulfa and cystex?

Yes: The should not be any negative infraction and the cystex may help with your symptoms while the sulfa is curing your infection. ...Read more

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How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

It is NOT effective: Cystex is not designed to clear a urinary tract infection. It is designed to decrease the symptoms UNTIL you see your doctor. A urinary tract infection will not go away with the use of Cystex. You may need an anti-biotic. ...Read more

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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim be used along with cystex which I have used for 1 day hurt me.?

Could sulfameth/trimethoprim be used along with cystex which I have used for 1 day hurt me.?

Yes, ...: Known to us, Cystex is urinary lining soothing agent containing methenamine, sodium salicylate, & benzoic acid, and sulfamethoxzole/trimethoprim is a common effective antibiotic for uncompleted UTI with its effectiveness up to 75-85%. So, you may use it and see. More on UTI? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. ...Read more