Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL)
What is Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL) used for?
Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL) is an oral pain reliever prescribed to treat the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. It is a pain reliever that can prevent pain, burning sensations, or the frequent urgent need to urinate. It should be noted that this medication will alleviate the symptoms of this condition but will not destroy the infection itself. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL)?
Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL) should always be used according to your physician's isntructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken three times daily after meals. Always swallow the tablet whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. It is not advised to crush, split, or chew the tablet as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are urinary retention, drowsiness, fatigue, unusual swelling, blue tinted skin, or jaundice. Inform your physician immediately about any symptoms you encounter that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent further problems.
Do not use Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL) if you are breastfeeding or allergic to phenazopyridine. Also disclose if you have diabetes, G6PD deficiency, or liver disease as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your dosage or administration frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pyridium 200 (Phenazopyridine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.