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Does Cystex Work
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
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
I have IC and use Azo for burning. I was told Cystex works as well and does not cause the orange urine. Is this true?
Try and see...: Azo has been known as a topical analgesia for the lining of bladder and urethra to ease burning urination but discoloring urine to orange; Cystex, containing cranberry ingredient, is chiefly to help control long-term recurrent bacterial UTI. Yet, IC is not bacterial so Cystex may not ease burning. Nonetheless, you may try it for 1-2 weeks and see if helpful or not. ...Read more
I have a UTI at work. I'm allergic to Azo. I just took 2 Cystex Plus. Please say I did the right thing. I have my antibiotics at home.
Ok to use cystex: It is O.K. to use cystex plus when you have urinary infection until you get your antibiotics. It helps with pain and may keep infection under control. ...Read more
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
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
No: Cystex contains methenamine, which will cross into breast milk and is NOT considered safe for nursing infants. ...Read more
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
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