| Pyridium 200
| Phenazopyridine HCL
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What is Pyridium 200?
Pyridium containing the active ingredient phenazopyridine is a pain reliever medication that affects the lower part of the urinary tract. It can be used to treat discomfort, irritation, burning, pain and frequent urination caused by urinary tract infections. The medication can help relieve the symptoms but cannot be used to treat the cause of the urinary infection.
How is Pyridium 200 used?
Pyridium is usually taken orally 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken with or just after a meal along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. It is not recommended to take the medication for longer than 2 days without consulting a doctor. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, crushed or split up.
Patients using Pyridium may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Skin discoloration
- Sudden decrease in amount of urine
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the face, fingers or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pyridium 200 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.