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Pyridium

Generic Name: phenazopyridine (fen AY zoe PIR i deen)
Brand Names: AZO Urinary Pain Relief, Azo-Gesic, Azo-Standard, Baridium, Prodium, Pyridium, Re-Azo, Uricalm
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) treats pain, burning, increased urination, and increased urge to urinate. Includes Pyridium side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a pain reliever that affects the lower part of your urinary tract (bladder and urethra). Pyridium is used to treat urinary symptoms such as pain or burning, increased urination, and increased urge to urinate. These symptoms can be caused by infection, injury, surgery, catheter, or other conditions that irritate the bladder. Pyridium will treat urinary symptoms, but this medication will not treat a urinary tract infection.. Take any antibiotic that your doctor prescribes to treat an infection. Learn more

Pyridium Side Effects

Pyridium Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about phenazopyridine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Pyridium.

For the Consumer

Applies to phenazopyridine: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, phenazopyridine (the active ingredient contained in Pyridium) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking phenazopyridine:

Rare

  • Blue or blue-purple color of skin
  • fever and confusion
  • shortness of breath, tightness in chest, wheezing, or troubled breathing
  • skin rash
  • sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  • swelling of face, fingers, feet, and/or lower legs
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects of phenazopyridine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • Dizziness
  • headache
  • indigestion
  • itching of the skin
  • stomach cramps or pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to phenazopyridine: compounding powder, oral tablet

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash, pruritus

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Upset stomach

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Orange to red discoloration of the urine

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic-like reaction

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Staining of contact lenses

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Pyridium