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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?

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

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What do you recommend if I bought some cystex tablets. do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?

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

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Where can I buy cystex?

Online: If you can't find it at your local pharmacy, consider looking online, like Amazon.com. ...Read more

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What does cystex plus do?

What does cystex plus do?

Cystexplus includes: A chemical that reduces bacteria in the urine and a chemical like aspirin. Some women with chronic bladder irritation or a problem called interstitial cystitis find it helps partially relieve some of their symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you mix sulfa and cystex?

Can you mix sulfa and cystex?

Yes: The should not be any negative infraction and the cystex may help with your symptoms while the sulfa is curing your infection. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better cystex or azo?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cystex will cure an oncomming uti?

Is it actually true that cystex will cure an oncomming uti?

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