What is Pyridium® Phenazopyridine Tablet (Azo Urinary pain relief)?
Phenazopyridine is a medication that, when excreted by the kidneys into the urine, has a local analgesic effect on the urinary tract. It is often used to help with the pain, irritation, or urgency caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, or injury to the urinary tract. Phenazopyridine was discovered by Bernhard Joos, the founder of Cilag.
Phenazopyridine is prescribed for its local analgesic effects on the urinary tract. It is sometimes used with an antibiotic or other anti-infective medication at the beginning of treatment to help provide immediate symptomatic relief. Phenazopyridine does not treat infections or injury; it is only used for symptom relief. It is recommended to be used for no longer than the first two days of antibacterial treatment as longer treatment may mask symptoms.
Pyridium 200 Tablet is used for symptomatic relief of pain. It helps treat burning sensation, the urgency to urinate, and other discomforts arising from the urinary tract caused by infection, trauma, surgery, etc. It should be used only for symptomatic relief of pain and not as a substitute for other treatments.
Pyridium 200 Tablet is best taken with food after eating a snack. This will reduce stomach upset that can be caused by the medicine. In general, the use of this medicine should not exceed more than 2 days. Consult your doctor regarding the dose and duration and follow the instructions strictly.
Some common side effects seen with this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and urine discoloration. These side effects are usually temporary and go away after the treatment stops. However, if they persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know.
Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffering from any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You should also let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicine for the same condition or other diseases.
In Symptomatic Pain relief. Pyridium 200 Tablet relieves painful, or frequent urination and reduces the urgency to urinate that may occur with some infections of the urinary tract or may be associated with trauma, surgery, etc. This helps manage these symptoms efficiently. Keep taking the medicine as prescribed to get the full benefits.