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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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. Gary Sandler
113 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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What is effect of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

What is effect of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Colored urine: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) turns your urine orange. The active ingredient acts as a local anesthetic on your bladder surface to reduce burning. ...Read more

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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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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

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What are the uses of the medication pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

What are the uses of the medication pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Urinary tract.: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is an agent that helps to soothe the urinary tract. It can help to relieve the burning, pain, and discomfort associated with bladder and urethral inflammation, which can occur in urinary tract infection, painful bladder syndrome, or after surgical procedures. It treats symptoms and should not be used alone if there is a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term use of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a urinary tract analgesic (numbs the tract). The long term consequences (if you can call it that) is that you are not getting to the underlying diagnosis as to what is causing the problem. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How long do uristat (phenazopyridine) pain relieving pills take to kick in?

How long do uristat (phenazopyridine) pain relieving pills take to kick in?

Variable: Hopefully within an hour or two. However, also hope that u have had a urinalysis + urrine culture if positive for a uti. ...Read more

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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 can I take Azo (phenazopyridine) for?

Need antibiotic: Azo is no substitute for an antibiotic, it is an analgesic for the bladder and helps the symptoms only. You have to get on an antibiotic or the infection can spread to your kidney or blood stream. Azo should be used the first 3 days of antibiotic therapy. After that if still have symptoms, the antibiotic might need to be changed. If you have fever, vomiting, mid back pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects of phenazopyridine?

Few: This drug is well tolerated. Side effects include headaches, rash & itching, & stomach upset. ...Read more

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Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) make your anus itch?

Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) make your anus itch?

Maybe: It turns the urine red orange and if you accidentally wipe your rectum with the same toilet paper you used after urinating it may cause you irritation and itching. If you are also taking antibiotics for a UTI you may also develop yeast afterward which causes itching. ...Read more

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Where can you buy uristat (phenazopyridine) and azo?

Azo is otc: You should be able to get it at any drugstore, ask the pharmacist which isle it is in. ...Read more

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Can pyridium (phenazopyridine) relieve left side pain?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) may mask left side pain but I recommend that you see your primary care physician or go to an urgent care to assess your condition right away. You may have a condition that may require immediate attention. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Any unpleasant side effects of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Open this link:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682231.Html. ...Read more

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What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

Uristat, (phenazopyridine) or..: ..phenazopyridine hydrochloride exerts pain-killing/ analgesic effects on the lining of the urinary tract/bladder. Its precise mechanism is not well-understood. It is used for short term relief of urgency, burning and urinary pain. There have been reports of serious side effects when not taken as directed: liver toxicity, red blood cell destruction, and kidney failure. TAKE AS DIRECTED! Stay well! ...Read more

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I am currently just started taking uristat (phenazopyridine) can u tell me how long after the first dose does it start to work and does it stop the frequent urgency?

Here are some...: If working in you, its expected benefit to ease your voiding will take place within 3-6 hours. If not, further delve into the potential underlying causes for irritative voiding symptoms. ...Read more

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