Prosed EC is an anti-infective, anticholinergic, and analgesic drug that is used to relieve urinary tract discomfort caused by urinary tract infection.
Methenamine, a major component of this medicine, is converted into formaldehyde and acts as a bactericidal if your urine is acidic.
2 What to Know Before Using
Your doctor will inform you of what you need to know before using Prosed EC. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Atropine, Hyoscyamine, Methenamine, Methylene Blue, Phenyl Salicylate, and Benzoic acid combination or to any other medications.
You should also inform your healthcare providers if you are allergic to foods, dyes, or animals. This medicine may cause unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness or irritability, and unusual warmth, dryness, and flushing of skin in children.
The rapid increase of body temperature may also occur if this medication is given to children during hot weather.
This medicine may cause confusion or memory loss, constipation, difficult urination, excitement, agitation, drowsiness, or dryness of mouth in elderly. Eye pain may also occur in patients with untreated glaucoma.
Pregnancy category X - Do not use these medications if you are pregnant or expecting a baby because this medication can cause fetal abnormalities. Benzoic Acid may cause minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
There are no adequate studies whether Methylene Blue, Benzyl Benzoate, Methenamine, Atropine, and Hyoscyamine can pass into breast milk or if it could cause harmful effects to the infant. Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Taking Atropine, Hyoscyamine, Methenamine, Methylene Blue, Phenyl Salicylate, and Benzoic acid combination with any of the following medications is usually not recommended, but with the exception in some cases.
Dosage or frequency of one or both of your medicines may be changed if both medicines are prescribed together.
To use Prosed EC properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Before taking this medication, make sure your urine is acidic (pH 5.5 or below). Use a phenaphthazine paper or other pH level test to check if your urine is acidic.
Your doctor will advise you to eat acid-forming foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, legumes, and foods high in vitamin C. Avoid alkaline forming foods such as fruits, green vegetables, milk and other dairy products.
Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Excessive use of this medicine is not recommended. Drink plenty of water every day to help your kidneys work better and to lessen your discomfort.
Adults and children 12 years of age and older — 1 to 2 tablets four times a day.
Children 6 to 12 years of age — Dose must be determined by the doctor.
Children up to 6 years of age — Use is not recommended.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near for your next dose, skip the missed dose and start again to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not keep expired medications.
4 Precautions to Take
If you take Prosed EC, your doctor should perform routine checkups and advise you in taking precautions. Check with your doctor if your symptoms did not improve within a few days or if they become worse.
Avoid overheating your body during exercise or during hot weather while you are under these medications. These medicines may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature to rise.
These medications may cause blurring of vision. Therefore, it is necessary to take safety precautions when you use these drugs. Check with your doctor if your vision continues to be blurred.
Use sugarless candy or gum, melt bits of ice in your mouth, or use a saliva substitute if you felt dryness in your mouth. Dryness of mouth is one of the side effects of anticholinergic drugs. Antacids or antidiarrheal drugs may cause interaction in these medicines.
Avoid using Atropine, Hyoscyamine, Methenamine, Methylene Blue, Phenyl Salicylate, and Benzoic Acid combination within 2 or 3 hours of taking antacids or medicine for diarrhea. Expect that your urine and/or stools may turn to blue or blue-green color.
5 Potential Side Effects
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Prosed EC.
If any of the following side effects occur, check with your doctor as soon as possible:
Skin rash or hives
Call for help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
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