Phenazopyridine - Drug Information

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General Information on Phenazopyridine

Generic Name : Phenazopyridine

Pronunciation : fen as oh peer' i deen

Latest prescription information about Phenazopyridine. 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 : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Phenazopyridine

India : 

International : 

Azo-100, Azo-Gesic, Azo-Standard, Baridium, Eridium, Geridium, Phenazo, Prodium, Pyridium, Re-Azo, Uricalm, Urinary Analgesic, Uristat, Urodol, Urogesic, Viridium

Why is Phenazopyridine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a urinary tract analgesic, prescribed for urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort.  It is not an antibiotic; it does not cure infections.

When should Phenazopyridine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney impairment, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Phenazopyridine?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 200 mg 3 times per day, for 2 days.

How should Phenazopyridine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, three times a day after food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Phenazopyridine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency (an inherited blood disease), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Phenazopyridine?

Red colored urine, headache, dizziness, stomach upset and yellowing of skin or eyes.

What are the other precautions for Phenazopyridine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Phenazopyridine?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30° C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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