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Azo-Standard (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: I found this to be incredibly helpful. I developed a urinary tract infection on a Friday night and had to go to work an hour later. Within an hour of taking AZO, I felt much more comfortable. It can make you feel dizzy. Therefore, I recommend taking the pill with a meal. My minor complaint would be that I found the time it took to kick in and wear off to vary greatly each time I took it. However, totally worth it. Warning: take an antibiotic when you can. AZO will make you feel better, but only temporarily.
Review by Girlygirl 45 (taken for less than 1 month):
Uricalm (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: I've had urinary tract infections since I was little. My mom always bought these numbing pills and they worked like a charm! I'm having one at the moment and my mom bought Uricalm. Works within minutes for me and totally takes away the pain. These things work for hours and hours. And the higher the dosage the better it works. Total life saver if your having any bladder problems.
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: I have interstitial cystitis and also just finished a Z Pack for a sinus infection. I got a yeast infection and was in desperate pain, extreme burning , swelling etc. I took a 200mg Pyridium pill and cut in half, as I remember how nauseated it had formerly made me. I weigh 110lbs and I am sensitive to most medicines, so I like to start smaller. I suggest you take it with food as it says that it doesn't interfere with the affect it has. Will make your urine bright orange, so watch your white clothes.
phenazopyridine for Dysuria: After 2 doses I noticed a significant difference in my urinary tract symptoms. It does upset your stomach and make you feel nauseous. Luckily, the doctor will only put you on this medicine for 3 days before the antibiotics start to kick in.
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Interstitial Cystitis: I have to take Pyridium. Have been taking it for many years. My urologist says I don't have Interstitial Cystitis but my bladder started burning in 1992 and hasn't stopped, so it may be urogenic bladder. Pyridium does seem to make me drowsy and I itch a lot. But not sure if the Pyridium causes it as I'm on many other medications. It does help the burning of my bladder.
Azo-Standard (phenazopyridine) for Interstitial Cystitis: This product is a God send. It helps so much with my interstitial cystitis symptoms. But I have noticed that if I use it very frequently that my unine starts to smell really bad. Which concerns me s bit.
Azo-Standard (phenazopyridine): This medicine has helped me a number of times. I frequently get urinary tract infections and this makes me capable to work and do pretty much anything other than lay in pain. My only problem is that I wish there was a way to know when it's wearing off. Sometimes it lasts longer than others.
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: This is a magical medicine! Had a very bad bladder infection and couldn't get out of the bathroom! After 2 doses I had COMPLETE relief! Turns your urine highlighter orange but it's so worth it! I don't know how I ever got through a urinary tract infection without it!
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phenazopyridine for Interstitial Cystitis: When the pain of interstitial cystitis hits, it's awful. One or two doses of this fantastic medicine always either eliminates the pain or makes it barely noticeable. I don't need it daily. But when I do need it, I want it on hand. It's the best thing I can find and that I trust for the pain of interstitial cystitis. Also, I consider it safe and it has no side effects.
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Interstitial Cystitis: When taking this medication I developed a fever, reddening of the eyes even more pain and I wasn't able to hold anything down which ended up in a prolonged stay in the hospital.
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Azo-Standard (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: Azo is an awesome product for urinary tract infections that come on all of a sudden. It's been a God send for me on two occasions. The first time I used it was a year ago when I had a bad burning sensation from a bubble bath product I was allergic to. Then recently I woke up on a Sunday with a terrible urinary tract infection. Without this product I would have been in screaming pain until I got to the doctor.
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Uricalm (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: I researched OTC medicines for urinary tract infection last night when I was very uncomfortable with symptoms and had not been able to get to the Dr. The previous night I could not sleep due to excessive urgency after already emptying my bladder. At 9:30PM I decided to get to the pharmacy to find this medication or something similar. I was skeptical but amazed after taking 2 tabs as directed at 10:00PM I was able to sleep all night comfortably. I did as the medication instructed and contacted my Dr. today. All I wanted was to get through the night and it really worked! It works so well but don't be fooled that you don't need to see a Doctor. It will not cure the infection.
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Uristat (phenazopyridine) for Interstitial Cystitis: My sister is in town trying to find Uristat; she has been to 2 drug stores. No luck. I have used this product for 40 years. Description says does not cure Urinary tract infection. This is a misnomer. This is a wonderful product with no side effects and I am very sensitive to medication. I rate this very, very highly.
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Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Interstitial Cystitis: This medicine has been a God send for me. If I miss a dose, my pain is severe enough to inhibit normal daily activities. Along with my DSMO treatments, I am slowly feeling better!
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Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: The doctor prescribed this along with an antibiotic. I have taken 3 doses as prescribed and have had little relief. I have used the OTC Uristat and had more success.
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Uristat (phenazopyridine) for Dysuria: Having high sugar levels, I tend to get urinary tract infections more than others. Not having Health Insurance I found myself having to wait until payday to make it to a doctor. I have used uristat in the past and found it to work wonders so I used it again. It is not a substitute for an antibiotic but it will help. Follow package directions to avoid upset stomach.
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