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    Phenazopyridine

    Information about Phenazopyridine

    Phenazopyridine uses

    Phenazopyridine is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract
    It relieves urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort caused by urinary tract infections.

    How phenazopyridine works

    Phenazopyridine is not an antibiotic. It works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to the brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

    Common side effects of phenazopyridine

    Headache, Rash, Itching, Nausea, Vomiting, Urine discolouration

    Available Medicine for Phenazopyridine

    • ₹67 to ₹80
      Menarini India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Phenazopyridine

    • 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 Phenazopyridine

    Phenazopyridine

    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
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    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 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)