This medication is used to relieve the discomfort, pain, frequent urge to urinate, and cramps/spasms of the urinary tract caused by an infection or a medical procedure. Methenamine is an antibiotic. Methylene blue is an antiseptic and is related to a group of drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors). Both methenamine and methylene blue help to prevent the growth of bacteria in the urine. Salicylate, which is related to aspirin, is a pain reliever. This product also contains an ingredient (such as sodium phosphate, benzoic acid) to make the urine more acidic, which helps methenamine work better. Hyoscyamine is an antispasmodic drug that relaxes the muscles of the urinary tract to relieve cramps/spasms. This product should not be used to treat a urinary tract infection. If you have a bacterial infection, another antibiotic is usually prescribed to treat it. Consult your doctor for more details.
How to use Uribel
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Antacids may decrease the absorption and the effectiveness of this product. Therefore, if you are also taking antacids, take this product at least 1 hour before antacids. Take this medication regularly at evenly spaced intervals to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
- Uribel treats pain and burning sensations that occur during urination
- It is also an antispasmodic, which helps relax the smooth muscle tissue of the urinary tract
- It is a combination of antiseptic ingredients. This helps prevent occurrence of infection. Unlike other medication, Uribel contains 5 ingredients
- Uribel is intended to relieve discomfort and pain due to a urinary tract infection or diagnostic procedure
- It is also intended to relieve the frequent urge to urinate that may be associated with other conditions.
Side effects of Uribel
To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. This medication causes urine and sometimes stools to turn blue-green. This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Precautions before taking Uribel
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or to aspirin or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen); or to belladonna alkaloids (such as atropine, scopolamine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details.