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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hiprex (Overview)

Hiprex is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


Dr. Katharine Cox
5 doctors shared insights

Hiprex (Overview)

Hiprex is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I've been taking hiprex twice daily and I feel a UTI coming on, I've started on alprim, Do I stop hiprex whilst on alprim? Thanks kindly

I've been taking hiprex twice daily and I feel a UTI coming on, I've started on alprim, Do I stop hiprex whilst on alprim? Thanks kindly

Probably stop it...: ...but check with your doctor. Also ask whether trimethoprim (Alprim) is the best antibiotic at this point. It's somewhat unusual treatment for UTI; trimethoprim plus sulfamethoxazole (e.g. Bactrim) usually is preferred. (However, I'm not familar with usual practice in Australia). In any case, your doctor may want a urine culture to know the exact bacteria and best antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does taking hiprex 2 daily make your mouth dry? Im having a dry mouth and not on smh other meds apart from zolpidem and occasional Valium

Does taking hiprex 2 daily make your mouth dry? Im having a dry mouth and not on smh other meds apart from zolpidem and occasional Valium

Unlikely: Dry mouth is not a listed side-effect from Hiprex. However, it might be a rare unlisted side-effect. You could try to discontinue Hiprex & have Ur Dr. prescribe a different urinary antibiotic, if necessary. Or your Dr might suggest taking Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) at night after sex, as well as controlling constipation, avoiding thong underwear, taking showers rather than baths,measures to reduce risk of UTIs. ...Read more

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I have a UTI, and have gone through 2- 7 day cycles of antibiotics, now on Hiprex. I have back pain, and think it's my kidneys. What should I do?

I have a UTI, and have gone through 2- 7 day cycles of antibiotics, now on Hiprex. I have back pain, and think it's my kidneys. What should I do?

UTI: Uncomplicated UTI's usually clear up easily with today's antibiotics. If you experience recurrent or refractory infections,then a urologist should find out why and where in the urinary tract the infection starts. Medications like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually clear uncomplicated uti in a few days. ...Read more

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Hiprex daily (2 times a day) with Vitamin C (1000 mg/day), can this help in maintaining urine pH acidic?

Hiprex daily (2 times a day) with Vitamin C (1000 mg/day), can this help in maintaining urine pH acidic?

Here are some ...: Yes, that is what they are intended. But, to make sure of lowering urine pH to 6.5 or below, nitrazine paper could be used to monitor and known to be more sensitive than litmus. Detail? Ask treating Doc as needed. Effectively? Yes if the frequency of recurrent UTIs & their severity are lowered or eliminated. But, remember: Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence remains the key to all healthcare. ...Read more

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Unfamiliar with methenamine hippurate 1 gm tablets. What are they?

Unfamiliar with methenamine hippurate 1 gm tablets. What are they?

Methenamine: Methenamine is a compound used as fuel by campers for heating food, as a food additive, and in the lab to stain slide preparations. In medicine, it is used for urinary tract infections, especially resistant types. ...Read more

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Looking for people who have experience with and knowledge of methenamine hippurate?

Looking for people who have experience with and knowledge of methenamine hippurate?

Methenamine: Methenamine is a compound used as fuel by campers for heating food, as a food additive, and in the lab to stain slide preparations. In medicine, it is used for urinary tract infections, especially resistant types. ...Read more

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Methenamine Hippurate (Definition)

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