Doctor insights on:
Be checked for sure: Taking a higher than recommended dose of methenamine may induce bloody/pink urine, bladder irritation, painful urination, etc., which should be evaluated to confirm through history review + physical exam + urinalysis with/without urine culture. How to get all the related things done correctly? Follow instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to... ...Read more
Very rare: Hiprex is an old drug used for urinary infections only. Allergy with hives, itching, tight throat and even trouble breathing is very rare. Reaction to the drug such as nausea when taken on empty stomach and occas soft stool or diarrhea is not allergy. Hiprex is an antibiotic that can be used for Longterm chronic infections of urinary tract. One of our safer, relatively inexpensive meds. ...Read more
Help please, my doctor has prescribed hiprex to my 3 yr 6 months child. Can menthamine be given to children of this age?
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
Uti infection cleared, still symptomatic dr gave Hiprex not working still symptomatic what's next course of action?
Been prescribed hiprex, and told to take with vitamin c. How long usually take for hiprex to have an effect? Months or weeks?
Hiprex: A single tablet of hiprex starts to work within 1-2 hours and is out of the body in about 24 hours. It is sometimes used for UTI suppression. Discuss its use with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Hiprex turns to formaldehyde in the bladder. Is this harmful to take? Can it cause cancer or infertility with a dose of 2g per day for 3 months?
Ask PMD: Ask the treating physician for accurate answer. ...Read more
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
Does taking hiprex 2 daily make your mouth dry? I'm 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
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more