Pyridium is a urinary tract analgesic. How Pyridium works is not known propriety. It is relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract, or tries to do that.
Pyridium should be used in a way directed by your doctor. Some rules:
- It can’t be taken in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Take it with a full glass of water disregarding to meals.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Pyridium.
Don’t miss a dose of Phenazopyridine. If you forgot take Pyridium, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than 1 dose at once.
Pyridium must be kept at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Store Pyridium in difficultly reached places out of children and away from pets.
Pyridium Safety information
Do not use Pyridium in such cases:
- you have the allergic reaction to any ingredient in Pyridium;
- you have severe kidney disease.
You must right away contact your doctor or health care provider if you have one of that symptoms.
- You must check with your doctor every 2 days while you use Pyridium and take only recommended dose.
- Permanent staining of the soft lenses may occur and recommended do not wear it while taking Pyridium.
- If you have urinary tract problems in the future you need to check with your doctor before using Pyridium.
- If colour of your urine change to orange or red doesn’t worry, this is normal and not a cause for concern.
- People in the elderly may be more sensitive to Phenazopyridine and must take it very carefully.
- Necessary warning you doctor and lab personal if you do any certain lab test including urinalysis while take Peridiym.
Pyridium Side effects
You must meet with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- Diarrhea;constipation; dizziness; irritability; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; sweating; tiredness; weakness.
You must immediately seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
- severe allergic reactions; blurred vision or other vision changes; changes in sex drive; chest pain; confusion; decreased sexual ability; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever; flushing; frequent or difficult urination; severe dizziness or drowsiness; sore throat; stomach pain; suicidal thinking or behavior; swelling of the testicles; uncontrolled movements or stiffness of arms and legs; unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening of depression; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
However they are very unlikely (less than 1 case on 20000 )
Pyridium may be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed and anyone else. Do not share it with anybody.
If your symptoms become worse after take Phenazopyridine, check with your doctor.