Doc said it was probably a UTI but I'm also constipated so she said that might be a part of the pain. I took it and fell asleep 30mins later. Woke up about two hours later and I'm still in pain when I pee, it might even be worse. I don't know what to do since my doc is at home by now and peeing really hurts. I went to her for the pain cause Azo wasn't working.
The problem may be that you went to sleep instead of drinking water.
Did you drink a full glass when you took the pill?
Basically, when your urine turns orange it should start giving you relief.
There is a subset of persons that do not respond to this medication.
It is why they say to only take it for 2 days and call your doctor.
Also take it with something in your stomach to avoid nausea.
- Do NOT wear contact lenses because it can permanently stain them.
-Wear a panti-liner because it will stain your clothes.
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
If you have never had a UTI...
The urinary pain is a burning pain in your bladder as opposed to a gnawing, dull or sharp pain from constipation..
I hope you have good results. Pyridium is a band-aid for a UTI. It relieves the symptoms. If you DO have an infection then you need antibiotics. You should get a culture before starting any antibiotics.
- Phenazopyridine Information for Consumers
- Phenazopyridine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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