methenamine/methylene blue/benzoic/phenyl sal/atropine/hyoscyamine, Dolsed, Prosed/DS, Uretron, U (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Take this medication as directed at evenly spaced interval around the clock. Continue taking it for the full time prescribed even if symptoms disappear. Stopping therapy too early may result in ineffective treatment and can lead to a re-infection. Take each dose with a full glass of water and drink plenty of fluids while taking this.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and nervousness may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. This medication causes urine and, possibly, stools to turn blue-green in color. Do not be alarmed. This effect is temporary and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, fever, eye pain, painful urination, mental confusion, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, liver disease, stomach or intestinal disorders, glaucoma, allergies (especially drug allergies). Because this medication may cause drowsiness or blurred vision, use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, sulfa antibiotics. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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