Uribel is a combination medicine used to treat bladder irritation (pain, spasms, inflammation) caused by urinary tract infection. Uribel is also used to prevent bladder discomfort during a medical procedure. Hyoscyamine produces many effects in the body, including relief from muscle spasms. Methenamine and methylene blue work as mild antiseptics that fight bacteria in the urine and bladder. Phenyl salicylate is a mild pain reliever. Sodium biphosphate is a form of phosphorus, which is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body. Read on to find out more about Uribel uses and possible side effects.
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 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. This medication is not recommended for children younger than 6 years because they are more sensitive to the posible side effects.
How should I use this drug?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Make sure to always follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals and do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 7 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, phenyl salicylate, or sodium biphosphate. During your treatment with this medicine, do not start or stop using any other medications unless your doctor tells you to. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- heart disease;
- a heart rhythm disorder;
- congestive heart failure;
- coronary heart disease;
- an enlarged prostate;
- myasthenia gravis;
Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or constipation may occur in some cases. If any of these effects worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. To relieve dry mouth, suck on hard candy or ice chips, chew 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. However, many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects as it is crucial to react as soon as possible.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and never share your medicines with others. Also, use this medication only for the indication prescribed. Always consult your doctor to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.