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Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. Flavoxate helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, frequent trips to the bathroom, and bladder pain. This medication does not treat the cause of your bladder symptoms (e.g., urinary tract infections). ...Read more
My wife thinks she has a UTI. She has taken Urispas and Cystemme for 3 days but is still suffering...
Not effective: These are not at all effective against UTI. They may help reduce symptoms, but cannot cure any kind of infection. She needs an antibiotic. She should see a doctor or clinic, if available (understanding that this can be a challenge for many people in your country) for proper diagnosis and treatment. Or if necessary, ask a pharmacist for an antibiotic like sulfa-trimethoprim or ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
Was on taximo200 for UTI for 3week but skipped urispas now the report show no bacteria but pus cell10-12hpf can not taking urispas be the reason?
31yrMale. Since 4days spam in bladder. All blood, urine, US test normal. Doc prescribed urispas-5 days. Could it be somethin serious as it has not improving?
Must review all sup-: Pliments and medications you are taking as this could be an adverse side effect. Make a list as all of them can be looked up on the scientific basis. It is unlikely that this is a serious condition but it must be excluded. ...Read more
Can any of the below medicines cause gastritis trouble urispas taximo200 &domtac, have been taking the same for urine infection and noticed gas trouble?
I have a bladder infection but now there are blood clots and I have severe cramping. I have taken urispas and nativa bladder complex?
Taking flavoxate for bladder spasms. This is 2 days. Should I b able to tell a difference by now? Is it normal for spasms to come n go while on Meds?
If you have: Overactive bladder, Flavoxate is indicated to help reduce the overactivity by smoothing/calming the "spasms" noted to cause the frequent urination. Even though it works at the muscle fiber level, you should not be able to tell that there is any "spasm". 2 day of medication should start to give some positive change, but I would give it a week solid before you decide whether the medication works. ...Read more
Did Flavoxate (200 mg) taken 3 time a day for week can cause chronic urinary retention in future? Thank You
Here are some...: Flavoxate suppresses bladder muscle contaractability. In general, it is good idea to be checked out to see what the potential underlying causes for irritative voiding symptoms may be - so making sure of no bladder outlet obstruction by poor sphincter relaxation, stone, or stricture along the urethra; flavoxate is not good for these conditions. So, be evaluated timely... ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more