methenamine mandelate/sodium acid phosphate - oral, Uroqid-Acid No.2
GENERIC NAME: METHENAMINE MANDELATE/SODIUM ACID PHOSPHATE - ORAL (meth-EN-uh-meen MAN-duh-late/SO-dee-um FOSS-fate)
BRAND NAME(S): Uroqid-Acid No.2
USES: This medication is used only to prevent or control returning infections of the bladder and kidneys (urinary tract infections) caused by certain bacteria. This drug is usually prescribed only after the usual antibiotics have been used to eliminate the infection first. Methenamine mandelate belongs to a class of drugs known as antibacterials. It works in the urinary tract by changing into formaldehyde, which kills the bacteria. Methenamine does not treat virus infections (e.g., the common cold). Sodium acid phosphate belongs to a class of drugs known as urinary acidifiers. It helps to keep the urine acid, causing more of the methenamine mandelate to change to formaldehyde.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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