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Dr. Ira Katz
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Phenazopyridine (Overview)

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 days in a row.


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What is phenazopyridine and does it flush your system out?

What is phenazopyridine and does it flush your system out?

Used for UTIs: This drug produces a topical analgesic effect on the urinary mucosa. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
110 doctors shared insights

Phenazopyridine (Overview)

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 days in a row.


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Please describe the medication: phenazopyridine?

Please describe the medication: phenazopyridine?

OTC urinary analgesi: 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 days in a row. ...Read more

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I was prescribed to phenazopyridine 200 mg and sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds for uti. I got really hot and sick today, can I atleast stop taking the first?

I was prescribed to phenazopyridine 200 mg and sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds for uti. I got really hot and sick today, can I atleast stop taking the first?

Yes: The Phenazopyridine treats the discomfort of the uti. However, it is more likely that you are allergic to the antibiotic. Contact your doctor's office before they close for the weekend and try to get a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Phenazopyridine how long till it works?

Vary...: It's considered a topical soothing agent for urinary mucosa and works as long as the urine is discolored, so about 4-6 hours, but it's unnecessary to use it as long as you feel reasonably comfortable in voiding. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of phenazopyridine?

What are some side effects of phenazopyridine?

NOTHING SYSTEMIC: Just very dark urine. Here's a tip- while on it, do not wear your expensive sexy underwear. If stained, you cna't wash it off! ...Read more

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How long will i feel side effects from phenazopyridine after last dose? These stomach pains are terrible.

How long will i feel side effects from phenazopyridine after last dose? These stomach pains are terrible.

Soon: Your stomach pains should continue to improve on a daily basis soon after the last dose . Hopefully , you took the medicine with food as this decreases the side effect of stomach pains. No lasting stomach issues should remain. ...Read more

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Phenazopyridine 200mg what is it for?

UTI: It's used for painful urination usually in cases of bladder infection. Sometimes it can be used for bladder spasms that are manifested by painful urination without infection. ...Read more

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Phenazopyridine how long till it works?

Vary...: It's considered a topical soothing agent for urinary mucosa and works as long as the urine is discolored, so about 4-6 hours, but it's unnecessary to use it as long as you feel reasonably comfortable in voiding. ...Read more

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