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What class of drug is Pyridium?

What class of drug is Pyridium?

Phenazopyridine belongs to the class of medications called urinary tract analgesics. It is used for the relief of burning, pain, frequent urge to urinate, and other discomforts associated with irritation or infection of the urinary tract.

What is the brand name of Pyridium?

Phenazopyridine is a dye that works as a painkiller to soothe the lining of the urinary tract. Phenazopyridine is available under the following different brand names: Azo Standard, Pyridium, Prodium, Pyridiate, Baridium, Uricalm, Urodine, and UTI Relief.

What is the drug Pyridium used for?

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.

What drugs interact with Pyridium?

Most frequently checked interactions

  • albuterol.
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
  • gabapentin.
  • ibuprofen.
  • levothyroxine.

What classification is urispas?

Urispas belongs to a class of drugs called Antispasmodic Agents, Urinary.

Is Pyridium a sulfa drug?

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.

What is similar to Pyridium?

Phenazopyridine Alternatives Compared

  • Azo Urinary Pain Relief.
  • Uristat.
  • Flavoxate.
  • Ditropan XL.
  • Azo-Standard.
  • Oxytrol.

Why is Pyridium only used for 2 days?

Treatment of a urinary tract infection with Phenazopyridine HCl should not exceed two days because there is a lack of evidence that the combined administration of Phenazopyridine HCl and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than administration of the antibacterial alone after two days.

Can you take Pyridium and ibuprofen?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between ibuprofen and Pyridium.

Can you take Cipro and Pyridium together?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between Cipro and Pyridium.

What is pyridium used to treat?

Adults (≥18 years old): PYRIDIUM® (Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride) is indicated for the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomforts resulting from irritation of the mucosa of the lower urinary tract caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters.

What is pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Apr 10, 2019. What is Pyridium? Pyridium ( phenazopyridine) is a pain reliever that affects the lower part of your urinary tract (bladder and urethra).

What are the contraindications for pyridium?

Geriatrics (>65 years old): No data are available Pediatrics(< 18 years old): No data are available CONTRAINDICATIONS. PYRIDIUM® is contraindicated in: patients who are hypersensitive to the drug or its ingredients. patients with renal insufficiency or any liver disease.

What are the side effects of pyridium?

Pyridium will most likely darken the color of your urine to an orange or red color. This is a normal effect and is not cause for alarm unless you have other symptoms such as pale or yellowed skin, fever, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Darkened urine may also cause stains to your underwear, which may or may not be removed by laundering.