Drug Class: What is Pyridium and why is it prescribed?
Pyridium Mechanism: How does Pyridium work?
Pyridium Dosage: How should you take Pyridium
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Pyridium
Special information on Pyridium
Pyridium side effects
|Drug Class: What is Pyridium and why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Pyridium is used to relieve the pain, burning, or discomfort caused by infection or irritation of the urinary tract.
Generic Pyridium is not an antibiotic and will not cure a urinary tract infection.
|Pyridium Mechanism: How does Pyridium work?|
|Generic Pyridium is excreted in the urine where it exerts a topical analgesic effect on the mucosa of the urinary tract. This action helps to relieve pain, burning, urgency and frequency. The precise mechanism of action is unknown.|
|Pyridium Dosage: How should you take Pyridium|
|Take Generic Pyridium after meals, exactly as prescribed.
You should not take Generic Pyridium for more than 2 days if you are also taking an antibiotic for the treatment of a urinary tract infection.
If you miss a Generic Pyridium dose
Generic Pyridium Overdose
Symptoms of Generic Pyridium overdose may include
Generic Pyridium Storage instructions
Store Generic Pyridium away from heat and direct light. Do not store Generic Pyridium in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down. Throw away any unused amount of Generic Pyridium after the expiration date.
Generic Pyridium Preparations: Tablet- 200mg
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Pyridium|
|Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Generic Pyridium works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.|
|Special information on Pyridium|
|Most Important Fact about Generic Pyridium
Generic Pyridium produces an orange to red color in urine, and may stain fabric. Staining of contact lenses has also been reported.
Generic Pyridium precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic Pyridium passes into the breast milk. However, Generic Pyridium has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Special warnings about Generic Pyridium
Do not use any leftover medicine for future urinary tract problems without first checking with your prescriber or health care professional. If you have an infection, your prescriber or health care professional will need to prescribe additional medicine.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if symptoms such as bloody urine or painful urination appear or become worse while you are taking this medicine. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you have a sudden decrease in the amount of urine while you are taking Generic Pyridium.
For patients who wear soft contact lenses: It is best not to wear soft contact lenses while taking Generic Pyridium. Generic Pyridium may cause discoloration or staining of the contact lenses. It may not be possible to remove the stain.
For diabetic patients: Generic Pyridium may cause false test results with urine sugar tests and urine ketone tests. If you have questions about this, check with your health care professional.
|Pyridium side effects|
|Why Generic Pyridium should not be prescribed?
Generic Pyridium should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Generic Pyridium and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Possible Generic Pyridium Side effects
More common side effects of Generic Pyridium may include:
Less common side effects of Generic Pyridium may include:
Rare side effects of Generic Pyridium may include:
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