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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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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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

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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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What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

Uristat, (phenazopyridine) or..: ..phenazopyridine hydrochloride exerts pain-killing/ analgesic effects on the lining of the urinary tract/bladder. Its precise mechanism is not well-understood. It is used for short term relief of urgency, burning and urinary pain. There have been reports of serious side effects when not taken as directed: liver toxicity, red blood cell destruction, and kidney failure. TAKE AS DIRECTED! Stay well! ...Read more

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I am currently just started taking uristat (phenazopyridine) can u tell me how long after the first dose does it start to work and does it stop the frequent urgency ?

Here are some...: If working in you, its expected benefit to ease your voiding will take place within 3-6 hours. If not, further delve into the potential underlying causes for irritative voiding symptoms. ...Read more

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Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

No: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation. Need to see physician for proper examination , testing and treatment of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does uristat (phenazopyridine) clear up uti's?

Does uristat (phenazopyridine) clear up uti's?

No it does not: Uristat (phenazopyridine) relieves bladder and urethral symptoms of burning &/or pain. Does nothing to clear up a uti. You need antibiotics to kill the bacteria which cause utis. Best to consult your dr. Or nurse practioner. ...Read more

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I have been taking uristat (phenazopyridine) and i stopped about 9 hours ago. I don't have anymore symptoms of a uti, could it have been something else what's going on?

I have been taking uristat (phenazopyridine) and i stopped about 9 hours ago. I don't have anymore symptoms of a uti, could it have been something else what's going on?

Not advisable: To take uristat (phenazopyridine) to suppress symptoms of UTI without knowing if u have a uti. So u might have had or still have a uti. We don't know what is going on. Utis should be treated with antibiotics. Uristat (phenazopyridine) can be used in addition to antibiotics to control symptoms of burning. My advice is to wait until orange color has gone ; get a urinalysis. U will then know whether u have a UTI ; treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I take cystex or uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant ?

Can I take cystex or uristat (phenazopyridine) while pregnant ?

Not recommended: Discuss you symptoms with the OB doctor. If you're having urinary symptoms, they need to be treated adequately. Urinary tract infection can have serious consequences in pregnancy if not properly addressed. ...Read more

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How long will uristat (phenazopyridine) cause red urine?

While you use: Uristat (phenazopyridine) will alter the color of urine only while you take it. Once stopped, the urine will quickly return to normal color. ...Read more

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Uristat (phenazopyridine) test what does positive leukocyte mean?

Inflammation: Positive leukocyte esterase test means that there is inflammation in the urinary tract. This could be urinary tract infection or other inflammation. While this may not be a problem, you should see the urologist to examine the urine specifically for white blood cells or red blood cells in the urine. This will ensure that there is not problem that requires further followup or treatment. ...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

Dr. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Uristat (Definition)

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