Generic Name : Methenamine Pronunciation : meth ení a meen Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics ICD Code : Y55.1
International- Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with kidney, liver disease, severe dehydration, who are taking sulfonamides and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult- 1 tablet (1.0 g) twice daily.
Child- 1/2 to 1 tablet (0.5 to 1.0 g) twice daily. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, painful urination and rash.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.
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