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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Phenazopyridine While Breastfeeding

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Can I take phenazopyridine while still breastfeeding my baby?

Can I take phenazopyridine while still breastfeeding my baby?

Should be okay.: There is no data on the excretion of Phenazopyridine into human milk. Use for uti's should be short term. Breastfeeding should be safe. Alert your pediatrician about this and he/she may guide your through your breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Could I take uristat (phenazopyridine) while breastfeeding?

Could I take uristat (phenazopyridine) while breastfeeding?

Probably not: Uristat (phenazopyridine) is prescribed to relieve symptoms of urinary tract burning, pain & discomfort. Effectiveness varues from poor to fair. Antibiotics are needed to clear up a uti, if that is the problem. Some uristat (phenazopyridine) is probably secreted into breast milk & has never nor will ever br testyed on babies, so effect is unknown. Best advice is don't take it. Consult your lactation expert. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Uristat (phenazopyridine) while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take Uristat (phenazopyridine) while breast feeding?

Not known to be safe: There is no definitive data on the use of uristat (phenazopyridine) while breastfeeding. if you are having bladder discomfort please consult a doctor who can evaluate the source of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me if it's fine to take norfloxacin and phenazopyridine together?

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Can you tell me if it's fine to take norfloxacin and phenazopyridine together?

Okay...: Norfloxacin is the main course for treating bacterial UTI and phenazopyridine plays a supporting role of care to soothe burning urination so it can be used off and on; both may be used at the same time if needed. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can I take smz/tmp ds 800-160 2 times a day and phenazopyridine HCl 200 mg 3 times a day while pregnant? I'm 5 months along.

Can I take smz/tmp ds 800-160 2 times a day and phenazopyridine HCl 200 mg 3 times a day while pregnant? I'm 5 months along.

No: Smz/tmp should not be taken during pregnancy, there are not enoigh studies to recommend Phenazopyridine during pregnancy. Pls don't take left over meds given to you, always consult your dr about this. ...Read more

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I have a uti. I have a doctors appt. In the morning. I have taken 2 pyridium (phenazopyridine) but the pain is still really bad. What can I take to help?

I have a uti. I have a doctors appt. In the morning. I have taken 2 pyridium (phenazopyridine) but the pain is still really bad. What can I take to help?

Clinic: If the pain is severe, it may not be simply a UTI but rather a kidney stone. If the Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is not working, try ibuprofen. If that still doesn't help and it can't wait until the morning when you see your doctor, you may want to go to an urgent care or walk-in clinic in your area for evaluation and possible narcotic pain medication. ...Read more

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How long does phenazopyridine take to act?

Usually 2-4 hours: Should bring some relief. If not, then ask your provider about other possible treatments.

I hope you feel better ...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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Will Keflex be effective in treating a UTI? Can I take that along with Pyridium (phenazopyridine)? I am suffering from a UTI and have a full perscription of both meds.

UTI treatment: Keflex may successfully treat a urinary tract infection (UTI)but it is not usually the first choice antibiotic for this condition. The bacteria causing a UTI may or may not be susceptible to Keflex. Best to talk to your doctor before taking this on your own. ...Read more

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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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I was given 6 pills of phenazopyridine 200 mg to take every 8hr. I was also given doxycycline, I feel the same how long should the sysmptomes last?

I was given 6 pills of phenazopyridine 200 mg to take every 8hr. I was also given doxycycline, I feel the same how long should the sysmptomes last?

See your doctor: Symptoms should have resolved by now. Would need a urinalysis and urine culture to determine the etiology. Other infectious such as certain std's can also be performed at the same time depending on your symptoms. Your doctor will likely treat you with a different appropriate antibiotic while test results are pending. ...Read more

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How long do uristat (phenazopyridine) pain relieving pills take to kick in?

Variable: Hopefully within an hour or two. However, also hope that u have had a urinalysis + urrine culture if positive for a uti. ...Read more

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Can I take Phenazopyridine and ciprofloxacin together?? Will cipro affect my strained tendon?

Can I take Phenazopyridine and ciprofloxacin together?? Will cipro affect my strained tendon?

Yes, and possibly: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and phenazopyridine are safe to take together. Was your prescriber aware of your strained tendon? It may still be used (with caution and monitoring) but Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been associated with tendon rupture and tendonitis. Tendonitis is a dull, aching sensation and inflammation, and rupture by sharp, severe pain and inability to move the area. Either would require, contacting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant? If not, anything OTC for bladder infection while pregnant?

Can I take Uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant? If not, anything OTC for bladder infection while pregnant?

Antibiotics needed.: It is better to get treated with antibiotics because a bladder infection can turn into a serious kidney infection if not treated correctly ...Read more

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If phenazopyridine takes away my frequent urination, urge to go, and helps more urine come out, does that mean I have a uti?

No.: Urinary frequency, burning and urgency are the hallmarks of a simple urinary tract infection. This can be confirmed with a urinalysis and with a culture if necessary. Response to phenazopyridine is not how we diagnosis UTI. ...Read more

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Dr put me on Pyridium (phenazopyridine)&Percocet, I had a BIG Dilation. My Dr is on vacation no answer on phone. Take Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for2wks? He wrote it that way

Mix'NMatchToCureThe-: For the most part Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is pretty safe. Sure, there are rare cases of weirdness but none too serious. But there's really no need to take it for that long unless you really need it and the way to find that out is to stop it and see if the pain gets worse. That's all it's for, to locally decrease the pain. Percocet is more powerful by far, so mix and match until you don't need any of either. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenazopyridine while taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Yes, you may. ..: If irritating voiding symptoms from UTI is severe, you may take phenazopyridine to soothe the burning along with antibiotics - Bactrim; both are a good combination. More? Ask Doc timely. ...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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I think I may be passing a kidney stone does phenazopyridine help it I also take tremodol for pain from my pcos?

Not likely: Phenazopryidine is a urinary tract numbing agent. It is mainly helpful for irritated bladders with cystitis. It really has no particular role in promoting stone passage or in relieving the significant pain associated with ureteral stones. Tramadol may help dull the pain somewhat. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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Azo Standard (Definition)

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