methenamine/meth blue/salicylate/sod phos/hyoscyamine - oral, Urelle, Urimar-T, Urogesic-Blu (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or to aspirin or other salicylates; or to belladonna alkaloids (e.g., scopolamine); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, urinary blockage problems, difficulty urinating (e.g., due to an enlarged prostate), stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., obstruction, ulcers), glaucoma, heart problems (e.g., coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, mitral valve stenosis), high blood pressure, myasthenia gravis, bleeding problems.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years. Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially unusual excitement, hot/dry/flushed skin, decreased sweating.This product contains the medication salicylate, which is related to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin, aspirin-containing or aspirin-related medications if they have chickenpox, influenza, or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for confusion, agitation, drowsiness, and unusual excitement while using this drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.Some of the ingredients (methenamine and hyoscyamine) pass into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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