The reference site for Phenazopyridine

Phenazopyridine is a chemical which, when excreted into the urine, has a local analgesic effect.

WHAT IS Phenazopyridine?

Phenazopyridine  is used to relieve symptoms of pain, burning, urinary urgency, urinary frequency associated with urinary tract infections, trauma, surgery, catheter placement, or other painful conditions.

It is typically used in conjunction with an antibiotic when treating a urinary tract infection. Phenazopyridine is not an antibiotic, but used in conjunction with an antibiotic can speed the early period of recovery from such an infection.

 

Brand Name(s): Azo-Standard; Azo-Dine; Prodium Baridium; Phenazodine; Azo-Natural; Pyridiate; Pyridium; Urodine; Urogesic

CAS nº: 94-78-0
(fen az oh peer’ i deen)

 

Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to phenazopyridine and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Phenazopyridine has received the approval of the Food and Drug Administration.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Phenazopyridine  is used to relieve symptoms of pain, burning, urinary urgency, urinary frequency associated with urinary tract infections, trauma, surgery, catheter placement, or other painful conditions.

It is typically used in conjunction with an antibiotic when treating a urinary tract infection. Phenazopyridine is not an antibiotic, but used in conjunction with an antibiotic can speed the early period of recovery from such an infection.

Other uses for this medicine

Phenazopyridine is also prescribed after the use of a catheter or after penile surgery which results in the irritation of the lining of the urinary tract.

However, It is important that you talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your particular condition.

Dosage and using this medicine

Phenazopyridine is administered as a tablet, in either 100mg or 200mg doses. The tablets have a light red or dark red or dark violet color, and are taken with food.

Take phenazopyridine exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Phenazopyridine is usually taken three times a day after meals. Follow the directions given by your doctor or on the package.

Do not use phenazopyridine for longer than 2 days unless otherwise directed by a doctor.

What special precautions should I follow?

BEFORE TAKING PHENAZOPYRIDINE:

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease. You may not be able to take phenazopyridine or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have kidney disease.

Phenazopyridine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take phenazopyridine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether phenazopyridine passes into breast milk. Do not take phenazopyridine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Possible side effects from phenazopyridine include:

color change in the urine, typically to a dark orange to reddish color.
headache
itching
rash
severe allergic reaction
upset stomach

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

headache
rash
itching
stomach upset
orange-red color of the urine

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue,face or hives)
yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

headache
fatigue
dizziness
weakness
shortness of breath
bluish skin color
loss of consciousness

Product Images

PICTURES OF PHENAZOPYRIDINE PILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of phenazopyridine that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 100 MG
Imprint: A 003
Manufacturer: AMIDE PHARMACAL

Name: PYRIDIUM®
Strength(s): 100 MG
Imprint: WC 180
Manufacturer: WC PROF PRODS

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 100 MG
Imprint: A 003
Manufacturer: UNITED RESEARCH

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 100 MG
Imprint: 4971 V
Manufacturer: VINTAGE PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 100 MG
Imprint: AP2
Manufacturer: ABLE LABS, INC.

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 200 MG
Imprint: A 004
Manufacturer: AMIDE PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 200 MG
Imprint: A 004
Manufacturer: UNITED RESEARCH

Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE
Strength(s): 200 MG
Imprint: 4972 V
Manufacturer: VINTAGE PHARMACEUTICALS

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