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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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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 it take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to work?. I havnt taken it three days. Tomorrow will be my third. Im still feeling alittle pain.? Im 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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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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Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Yes: Those medicines can be taken together. Vicodin has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it so do not take any additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) while you are taking Vicodin. Pyridium will turn your urine orange so do not be alarmed. Be sure to keep hydrated and seek immediate treatment for fever, vomiting or increased pain. ...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 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 was diagnosed with a very bad UTI. The ER gave Pyridium & Cipro. Nothing helping with the pain. what should I ask my Dr for? Is there anything stronger I can take to help the abdomin/kidney/back pain? Its so bad it has me Nauseated. The ER stated to ca

I was diagnosed with a very bad UTI.  The ER gave Pyridium & Cipro. Nothing helping with the pain. what should I ask my Dr for? Is there anything stronger I can take to help the abdomin/kidney/back pain? Its so bad it has me Nauseated. The ER stated to ca

Pyelonephritis?: The pain associated with a kidney infection, or pyelonephritis, occurs in the low back and lower abdomen and can be severe. You can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen to take the edge off of it, but if that doesn't work, you may need to either contact your doctor or return to the emergency room for something stronger, until the antibiotics can kick in. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pyridium (Definition)

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