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Composition for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

Phenazopyridine(100 mg)

food interaction for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

alcohol interaction for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

pregnancy interaction for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

lactation interaction for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

It is better to take Pyridium 100 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pyridium 100 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Pyridium 100 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Phenazopyridine(100 mg)


Pyridium 100 mg tablet is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area).

How it works

Pyridium 100 mg tablet works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Confusion, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Fever, Headache, Limb swelling, Nail discoloration, Skin rash, Stomach upset

Common Dosage for PYRIDIUM 100 MG TABLET

Patients taking PYRIDIUM 100 MG TABLET

  • 33%
    Alternate Day
  • 33%
    Twice A Day
  • 11%
    Four Times A Day
  • 11%
    Thrice A Day
  • 11%
    Once A Day


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Expert advice for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)

  • Do not take phenazopyridine for more than 2 days without consulting your doctor.
  • Phenazopyridine should be taken after meals.
  • Do not take phenazopyridine if you are allergic to phenazopyridine or any other ingredient of the medicine.
  • Do not take phenazopyridine if you have kidney problems or history of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency or other blood disorders.
  • Avoid using phenazopyridine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for PYRIDIUM (PFIZER)


Q.Is phenazopyridine a narcotic, antibiotic?
Phenazopyridine is not a narcotic or antibiotic

Q.Does phenazopyridine contain penicillin?
It does not contain penicillin

Q.Does phenazopyridine treat urinary tract infection?
Does not treat urinary tract infection

Q.Does phenazopyridine clean your system?
Does not clean the system. Phenazopyridine relieves the symptoms of urinary tract infection

Q.Is phenazopyridine the same as azo?
Azo and Azo-standard is the brand name of phenazopyridine

Q.Is phenazopyridine a blood thinner?
Phenazopyridine is not a blood thinner

Q.Is phenazopyridine over the counter?
Phenazopyridine is available over the counter

Q.Is phenazopyridine gluten free?
Phenazopyridine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Does phenazopyridine affect birth control?
The effect of birth control tablets may decrease when taken with phenazopyridine

Q.Does phenazopyridine affect urinalysis or urinary tract infection test?
Phenazopyridine may affect urinalysis or urinary tract infection test

Q.Does phenazopyridine make you sleepy?
Phenazopyridine may cause sleepiness.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)