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Dr. James Krick
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Prodium (Overview)

Prodium is a urology agent.


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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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Dr. James Krick
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Prodium (Overview)

Prodium is a urology agent.


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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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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

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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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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Prodium allergy?

Prodium allergy: Prodium (phenazopyridine ) is used to treat pain, caused by urinary tract infection or irritation. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cons/prodium.html ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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