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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Uristat (Overview)

Uristat is a urology agent.


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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Uristat (Overview)

Uristat is a urology agent.


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Had symptoms of a UTI and took uristat, (phenazopyridine) went to the doctor they prescribed me a medication based off of symtoms. Bad reaction to the meds what do I do?

Stop meds: Then wait to see if your symptoms return. Suggest that you get a ua and a culture to see if it really is a UTI and then they can select the correct medication. Do not take that med again and make sure other doctors know what type of reaction you had. It is possible you had enough medications to clear it. ...Read more

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Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Azo/Uristat 4 sympts: Azo & uristat (phenazopyridine) contain Phenazopyridine & relieve symptoms of urinary tract burning, pain & discomfort. Cranberry juice, gelcaps & tablets are a preventative against future utis by interfering with bacterial adherence to urinary tract lining (bladder & urethra). You need antibiotics to actually treat & cure a uti. ...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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Do you need a prescription in us for uristat (phenazopyridine)?

No: No, there is an otc formulation. For more info see www.Peedoc.Com. @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Could i take uristat (phenazopyridine) while breastfeeding?

Could i take uristat (phenazopyridine) while breastfeeding?

Probably not: Uristat (phenazopyridine) is prescribed to relieve symptoms of urinary tract burning, pain & discomfort. Effectiveness varues from poor to fair. Antibiotics are needed to clear up a uti, if that is the problem. Some uristat (phenazopyridine) is probably secreted into breast milk & has never nor will ever br testyed on babies, so effect is unknown. Best advice is don't take it. Consult your lactation expert. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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