Generic Name(s): phenazopyridine
Drug Class: Miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents
Treats: pain, burining, frequent urination, increased urge to urinate
Pyridiate ( phenazopyridine) is a pain reliever that works by affecting the lower part of the urinary tract that is bladder and urethra. This medication treats urinary symptoms such as pain, burning and increased urination. However, this medication may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Consult the doctor for more information concerning this medication.
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Pyridiate is a pain reliever which is mainly used to treat the symptoms of urinary such as pain, burning, frequent urination, and increased urge to urinate.
These symptoms are normally caused by infections, injury, surgery, catheter and other conditions that irritate the bladder and urethra. This medication works by affecting the lower part of the urinary tract.
However, Pyridiate may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Note that Pyridiate does not treat urinary tract infection but urinary symptoms. However, you should use antibiotics to treat urinary infections. Do not start, stop or change the dosage unless the doctor tells you to do so.
- pain, burning, frequent urination, and increased urge to urinate
Pyridiate dosage is dependent on the user of the medicine. The dosage is administered in the form of oral tablets or a compounding powder. You should read the prescription details on the label to avoid unnecessary use. Note that unnecessary use or overuse can lead to ineffectiveness of the medicine. Do not share the dosage with anyone with the same symptoms as you.
Adult Dose for Dysuria
- 190 to 200 mg orally three times a day after meals
- Do not use for more than two days when used with a urinary antibacterial.
Pediatric Dose for Dysuria
- Six years to 18 years: 12 mg/kg per day orally divided into three doses for two days
- Maximum dose: 600 mg per day
Pyridiate Side Effects
Pyridiate has a variety of side effects which depends on the user of the medicine. It has some needed side effects as well as unwanted side effects. Note that not all side effects should be reported. However, the unwanted side effects should be reported for medication. In the event that any severe side effects occur, seek medical advice immediately. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Pyridiate.
Common side effects
- skin rash
- sudden decrease in the amount of urine
- swelling of face, fingers, feet, and/or lower legs
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- weight gain
- yellow eyes or skin
- Blue or blue-purple color of skin
- fever and confusion
- itching of the skin
- stomach cramps or pain
Pyridiate has some known drug interactions. Consult your healthcare professionals since they may be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Note that not every drug should be combined with another. Consult with your doctor first before using any medicine. Inform your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription drugs that you may use. Below is a list of some of Pyridiate drug interactions that include major, moderate and minor drugs.
- Arava (leflunomide)
- Aubagio (teriflunomide)
- Juxtapid (lomitapide)
- Kynamro (mipomersen)
- sodium nitrite
- sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)