GENERIC NAME: SULFAMETHOXAZOLE (SMZ) WITH PHENAZOPYRIDINE - ORAL (sull-fuh-meth-OX-uh-zole WITH feh-naze-oh-PEER-ih-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Azo-Gantanol
USES: This medication contains sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa anti-infective and phenazopyridine, a pain reliever. It is used to treat urinary tract infections and helps to relieve pain, burning, urinary urgency and frequency and other associated symptoms.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed. If stomach upset occurs, take this with food or after meals. 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, headache, sun sensitivity may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. This medication causes urine and possibly stools to turn orange-red in color. Do not be alarmed. This effect is temporary and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Rarely, this medication can cause serious, even fatal, side effects such as a severe peeling skin rash known as Stevens- Johnson syndrome, blood disorders (e.g., agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), or liver damage. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: skin rash or blisters, unusual fatigue, persistent sore throat or fever, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, abdominal pain. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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