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General Information on Methenamine

Generic Name : Methenamine

Pronunciation : meth en a meen

Latest prescription information about Methenamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Methenamine

India : 

International : 

Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex

Why is Methenamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a urinary antiseptic, prescribed for urinary tract infections. It helps in formation of formaldehyde in the urine, which kills bacteria in the urine.

When should Methenamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney, liver disease, severe dehydration, who are taking sulfonamides and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Methenamine?

Adult- 1 tablet (1.0 g) twice daily.
Child- 1/2 to 1 tablet (0.5 to 1.0 g) twice daily.

How should Methenamine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methenamine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Methenamine?

Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, painful urination and rash.

What are the other precautions for Methenamine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Methenamine?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.

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revaz 

My son has been prescribed Hiprex 1gm twice a day for 3 months by his urologist. I need to know how / from where I can buy / order it. We live in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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