phenazopyridine, Baridium, Pyridium, Urinary Pain Relief

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

GENERIC NAME: phenazopyridine

BRAND NAME: Baridium, Pyridium, Urinary Pain Relief

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Azo-Gesic, Azo-Standard, Azo-100, Azo-Septic, Azo Dine, Pyridiate, Urinary Analgesic, Uristat, UTI Relief, Re-Azo

PRESCRIPTION: Yes, and in OTC preparations


USES: Phenazopyridine is used to provide relief of symptoms associated with lower urinary tract infections including urinary burning, pain, urgency, and frequency among others.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of phenazopyridine treatment affecting up to 10 percent of patients are:

Rare but serious side effects associated with phenazopyridine (occurring in <1%) include:


  • OTC Oral tablets: 95 mg and 97.5 mg
  • Prescription oral tablets: 100 mg, 200 mg

DRUG INTERACTIONS: No clinical significant drug interactions have been reported with phenazopyridine use.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2016

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