Phenazopyridine (By mouth)

Introduction

Phenazopyridine (fen-ay-zoe-PIR-i-deen)

Relieves pain, burning, and discomfort caused by urinary tract infections and other urinary problems.

Brand Name(s)

Urinary Pain Relief, The Medicine Shoppe Azo-Tabs, Azo-Gesic, RE-Azo, Quality Choice Azo, Rite Aid Urinary Pain Relief, Azo Standard, Baridium, Woman's Wellbeing UTI Relief, Pyridium, Pyridiate, Phenazo HCl

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to phenazopyridine.

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Swallow the tablets whole, do not crush or chew.
  • You may take the medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.

If a dose is missed:

  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store at room temperature, away from moisture and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Check with your doctor before taking phenazopyridine if you have kidney or liver problems or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This medicine can turn urine a red or orange color. This is normal.
  • This medicine may stain soft contact lenses. You may not want to wear your contacts while taking this medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash or hives, trouble breathing
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Indigestion or stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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