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Uristat Urology Agent
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
No: Availble otc.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, there is an otc formulation. For more info see www.Peedoc.Com. @thepeedoc. ...Read more
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
Azo is otc: You should be able to get it at any drugstore, ask the pharmacist which isle it is in. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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