Generic Name : Methenamine Hippurate Pronunciation : meth-EN-a-meen Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41.8
International- Hiprex. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a urinary antiseptic, prescribed for urinary tract infections. It fights against bacteria in the urine and bladder. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with kidney, liver disease, dehydration, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- 1 tablet (1.0 g) twice daily (morning and night). How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach infection, liver or kidney problems, gout, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor urine pH regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Nausea, upset stomach, painful urination, and rash.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25°C
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