Have been taking hiprex for 18 months after my GP suggested this may help with the constant UTI 's I had been getting constantly. Since taking hiprex have not had a UTI in that time. Am trying a diet rich in coconut oil and fats to nourish my body and brain, hopefully.
I'm guessing that by a "ketone" diet, you mean a high protein diet. Diet, or what you eat, seems to be an important factor when taking Hiprex/methenamine. Here are some specific instructions:
Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking Hiprex/methenamine. Your doctor may recommend drinking certain types of liquid (such as cranberry juice) or taking other medicines to make your urine more acidic. Your doctor may also recommend increasing protein in your diet, but avoiding milk or other dairy products. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.
Methenamine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes a special diet. Follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. Get familiar with the list of foods you must eat or avoid to help control your condition.
You may need to avoid citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, and lemons (including juices).
Ask your doctor before using an antacid, and use only the type your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb methenamine.
- Hiprex Information for Consumers
- Hiprex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hiprex (detailed)
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