phenazopyridine - oral, Pyridium
GENERIC NAME: PHENAZOPYRIDINE - ORAL (fen-ay-zoe-PIR-i-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Pyridium
USES: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation, but it can help relieve the symptoms while other treatments take effect. Phenazopyridine is a dye that works as a painkiller to soothe the lining of the urinary tract.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times daily after meals or as directed by your doctor. If you are taking this medication along with antibiotics for symptoms related to a urinary tract infection, or are self-treating, do not take it for more than 2 days without talking to your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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