|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
Generic Pyridium has not been studied in pregnant women. However, Generic Pyridium has not been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies.
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
Generic Pyridium produces an orange to red color in the urine. This is to be expected while you are taking Generic Pyridium. This effect is harmless and will go away after you stop taking Generic Pyridium. Also, Generic Pyridium may stain clothing.
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.