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Urogesic



USES: This medication is used to relieve pain, burning and discomfort of the urinary tract.

 
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Urogesic

Uses
This medication is used to relieve pain, burning and discomfort of the urinary tract.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


How To Use
  • Take this with food or after meals to prevent stomach upset.
  • For urinary tract infections, this medication should be used for only 2 days when used in combination with an antibiotic drug.
  • Length of therapy for phenazopyridine alone is usually less than 15 days.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause stomach upset, headache, or dizziness.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • This medication causes urine to turn orange-red in color.
  • This is not harmful.
  • The color change will disappear when the medication is stopped.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience weakness.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of kidney or liver disease, and of any allergies you may have.
  • If this medication makes you dizzy, avoid driving or taking part in activities requiring alertness.
  • Phenazopyridine may cause staining of contact lenses.
  • Do not wear contacts while taking this medication.
  • Before using phenazopyridine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • It is not known if phenazopyridine is excreted into breast milk.
  • While, to date, there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of all pain medications.
  • Phenazopyridine can interfere with certain laboratory tests, including urine tests for glucose (sugar) and ketones.
  • Diabetics should use Clinitest to test their urine for sugar because phenazopyridine does not affect its results.
  • Before you have any laboratory tests, tell the laboratory personnel and doctor that you take this medication.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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