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.

Is phenazopyridine-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

: Phenazopyridine is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category B (animal studies show no harm to fetuses but there are no well-controlled studies in pregnant women). Reproduction studies in rats at doses up to 50 mg/kg//day have shown no evidence of fetal harm. However, as with all drugs, phenazopyridine should be used in pregnancy only if clearly needed.

It is not known if phenazopyridine is excreted in breast milk.

What else should I know about phenazopyridine-oral?

What preparations of phenazopyridine-oral are available?

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

How should I keep phenazopyridine-oral stored?

Tablets should be stored at room temperature between 15 C and 30 C (59 F to 86 F). Keep phenazopyridine and all medications away from pets and children.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2016

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