Phenazo

1 What is Phenazo?

Brand: Phenazo, Prodium, Pyridiate, Pyridium, Re- Azo, Uristat, Uricalm, Azo- Gesic, Baridium

Generic: Phenazopyridine

Brand name:

Phenazo, Prodium, Pyridiate, Pyridium, Re- Azo, Uristat, Uricalm, Azo- Gesic, Baridium.

Phenazo is an analgesic/ pain reliever, used to treat symptoms of lower urinary tract irritation such as burning sensation or pain upon urination, frequent urination and increased urge to void/ urinate that are often caused by infection, injury, catheter use, surgery or other related conditions that affect the urinary tract.

Instructions:

Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.

  • Take Phenazo orally/ by mouth after meals or with food for 2 days per doctor’s prescription.
  • The dosage depends on your medical condition, age, weight or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
  • If you are wearing soft contact lenses, take them off because Phenazo can cause permanent discoloration of contact lenses.
  • Continue using this medication on regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop taking this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve.

Take your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close. Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed dose and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.

Interactions:

Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Phenazo. Likewise, Phenazo may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.

Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Phenazo.

Never alter the doses of other medications while on Phenazo neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking Phenazo, tell your health care provider if you have/are:

  • Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to phenazopyridine (Phenazo)
  • Medical history or a present condition such as:
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a baby (Phenazo has no expected harmful effects to the unborn baby and it is not known if this medication can pass through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication upon pregnancy must be discussed well with your doctor.)

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