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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Phenazopyridine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can I get tested for a UTI if I took phenazopyridine hydrochloride? Phenaz

Can I get tested for a UTI if I took phenazopyridine hydrochloride? Phenaz

Yes: This medication can interfere with some testing but not with culture and microscopic exam. If you have concerns, get checked. ...Read more

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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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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 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?

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.

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