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Generic Name: Phenazopyridine (fen-AZZ-oh-PIH-rih-deen)
Brand Name: Examples include Azo-Gesic and Pyridium
Pyridium is used for:
Relieving pain, burning, urgency, frequent urination, and other discomforts caused by irritation of the lower urinary tract. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Pyridium is a urinary tract analgesic. It produces a local pain-relieving action on the inner lining of the urinary tract; however, it does not treat the cause of the symptoms.
Do NOT use Pyridium if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Pyridium :
Some medical conditions may interact with Pyridium . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Pyridium . However, no specific interactions with Pyridium are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Pyridium may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Pyridium :
Use Pyridium as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Pyridium .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Pyridium :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include bluish-coloring of the skin; easy bruising; yellowing of the skin or eyes.Proper storage of Pyridium :
Store Pyridium at room temperature (59 to 86 degrees F; 15 to 30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container, away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pyridium out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Pyridium . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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