What is Phenazopyridine used for?
Phenazopyridine is used to treat pain, burning, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and discomfort in the lower urinary tract caused by surgery, catheter, infection, and injury. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Phenazopyridine?
Like other medicines, Phenazopyridine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Phenazopyridine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Phenazopyridine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Phenazopyridine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Phenazopyridine can cause side effects such as stomach upset, headache, dizziness, and skin itching. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Phenazopyridine.
What is the recommended dosage of Phenazopyridine?
The dosage of Phenazopyridine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Phenazopyridine with a full glass of water. This medicine can be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Phenazopyridine
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Phenazopyridine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Phenazopyridine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Phenazopyridine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Phenazopyridine?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Phenazopyridine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Phenazopyridine?
Is it possible for me to take Phenazopyridine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Phenazopyridine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Phenazopyridine?
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How to reduce the risk of Phenazopyridine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Phenazopyridine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.