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Pyridium (Overview)

Pyridium is a urology agent.


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What for pyridium (phenazopyridine) tablet prescribed , for maximum how many days should it be taken ? Doc

What for pyridium (phenazopyridine) tablet prescribed , for maximum how many days should it be taken ? Doc

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Is a urinary tract anesthetic--it reduces the pain of urinary infections. It is usually used for up to 3 days, but in rare circumstances can be continued. ...Read more

Pyridium (Overview)

Pyridium is a urology agent.


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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 does it take septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to work?. I havnt taken it three days. Tomorrow will be my third. Im still feeling alittle pain.? Im done with pyridium.

48 hours?: Starts killing right away, but sx may remain for a few days. A slight discomfort is still possible at 48 hours. Generally should continue to get better. Return of symptoms indicates a resistent organism or re-infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?

Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is safe: But usually not enough on its own. There are other treatments. Seek out a urologist or urogynecologist who is experienced with ic. Please see my blog posting for more info. http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/overcoming-the-challenges-of-living-with-interstitial-cystitis. ...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. Katharine Cox
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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