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Hiprex for Urinary Tract Infection User Reviews

Hiprex has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 26 reviews for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection. 77% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 12% reported a negative experience.

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8.2/10 average rating

26 ratings from 28 user reviews.

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Reviews for Hiprex

  • CCano
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • December 10, 2019

"Had my first UTI when I had sex for the first time & I would get UTIs every time I had sex to the point I stopped having sex because I didn't want to get UTI. Different GPs & specialist tried many antibiotic methods but none was working as I kept on getting UTIs every few weeks. Few years later GP recommended me to take hiprex once a day for UTI prevention, but I was having diarrheas & mild rashes, so he told me to stop drinking it. A few years later, my specialist told me that I have a benign lesion on my bladder lining (scarring because of all the recurring infections). Devastated, I gave hiprex another shot & somehow I didn't get anymore rashes but just stomach discomfort & mild diarrheas. Now I have been on hiprex on & off for over a year & I haven't had a single UTI since. I only take it once a day before/ immediately after I had sex & continue to take it for a couple of days. So I have days off hiprex & this method works for me. It definitely changed my life after suffering for five years"

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  • heather
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • October 18, 2016

"I have been suffering from recurrent uti's for over 20 years. I have had 5 cystoscopes, bladder biopsies, urine cytology to determine a cause. I've been on prophylaxis antibiotics to no avail and the constant cystitis/uti's were ruining my life. My 3rd urologist gave me Hiprev a number of months ago and it has changed my life. I have not had a uti since!!"

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  • TDano
  • April 20, 2018

"I have been prone to uti's most of my life which became worse after childbirth and having a sling. Constantly on antibiotics for years and became resistant to them. Even having hospital stays on the strong IV anti's didn't seem to help. Had all the tests going and found my bladder does not empty completely. So together with having to IC daily I was put on hiprex together with vitamin C. At first I was advised to take hiprex with cranberry which didn't work, but once taking hiprex with vitamin C this has completely changed my life. So very happy with being able to manage my health now. "

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  • Anne
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 24, 2020

"I had a stubborn UTI for 6 months. I would take antibiotics and it would clear up then when I finished the course it would be back with a vengeance and was resistant to many antibiotics. Finally a doctor put me on a two week course of strong antibiotics to kill the bacteria off for good. It worked. The doc prescribed Hiprex to take to make sure the bacteria wouldn't take hold again if there was any still lurking around. I took Hiprex for two weeks. Twice a day with 1000 mg of vitamin c and cranberry juice. It made my urine very acidic which burnt my urethra and irritated my bladder but it certainly cleared up any residual bacteria. I now only take a Hiprex dose after sex. That is all I need now to keep the UTI's at bay. Just make sure you drink heaps of water when you take it so your urine doesn't become too concentrated or it may burn you."

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  • Marlz
  • January 4, 2015

"Amazing product! I've suffered from urinary tract infections for years and have been on antibiotic after antibiotic and they always returned. I tried cranberry tablets and various vitamins which gave me very little relief from symptoms. You need to take the recommended two tablets a day for it to work properly. The only downside is the taste of the tablets but I haven't experienced any other negative side effects."

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  • Tamar...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 26, 2020

"Does anyone else find Hipex is extremely salty? I put the first one in my mouth and had to spit it out again. Tastes vile. I've been salt-free since 1976, so it could be an over-reaction on my part."

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  • MomsT...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 18, 2019

"I have had reoccurring UTI's for 3 years now. In a 12 month time I would have at least 8 or 9. I have been to a few doctors and my recent urologist has put me on Hiprex 8 months ago. They said because of my breast cancer history I couldn't take a few other options. I take Vitamin C twice a day, 2 Hiprex a day, a high dose Cranberry pill (TheraCran - that cost $60.00) and a daily probiotic. I am still getting UTI's every 6 to 8 weeks. It is exhausting. I see these great post how it is working immediately for people. Maybe I am resistant to this medication? does anyone know is there different types or doses of Hiprex? I am on a 6 pill a day pill regimen with no help at all. Something is not right. My next Urology appointment is in November. I will talk to him about alternate prescription. I am exhausted on this medication."

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  • Chloe
  • December 7, 2015

"Around this time last year I got my first UTI which quickly turned into a recurring UTI. I suffered for 6 months, taking an antibiotic (caeflexan) as I was resistant to anyone other. However after a few days of finishing the antibiotic the UTI came back. These UTI's made me very ill not being able to leave bed for at least four days once the antibiotic started, I was consistently vomiting and lost a lot of weight due to all the symptoms above and not eating properly. Having to go to A&E because of the severity of the UTI; the doctor suggested to take Hiprex which would help me regain weight and health due to not being constantly sick. Hiprex has made a huge difference meaning I can now have a normal life without UTI's."

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  • Tayla...
  • June 5, 2016

"Absolutely love this product! I have had re-occuring infections for years, some stints longer than others. Recently I have had UTI's almost constantly. Clears up and comes back. Started taking Hiprex with a Urinary Tract Support vitamins and it kept the infection away for ages! Finished a lot of Hiprex and didn't restock. Low and behold, infection is back! Grabbed another bottle and after just a few hours I am feeling a difference!"

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  • Lifel...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 15, 2019

"I was prescribed Hiprex a week ago to help control painful recurring UTIs. About 3 days after taking it, I started to feel and look exhausted and I’ve had trouble getting and staying asleep at night. I look in the mirror and my eyes are lifeless and I have circles under my eyes. Even my family has commented on how bad I look (Mom said the spark is gone from my eyes.). I’ve also had urine dribbling into my underwear out of nowhere (I’m wearing a pad for the first time in my life), sharp pains in my urethra and increased urination. I’ve also felt extremely depressed and have emotionless since this med (very strange, feelingless mood). There is absolutely a correlation between Hiprex and how I feel and look. I believe this is a dangerous drug. I’m going to call my doctor on Monday to see if I should stop and he’ll probably say yes out of abundance of caution and then I’ll be back to recurring UTIs. Can’t win for losing."

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  • Marls
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • October 13, 2015

"Hiprex is amazing! I suffered for years with chronic UTI's and was constantly on antibiotics which made me feel even worse. I tried everything from ural sachets to cranberry tablets and nothing helped until I tried hiprex. As long as you take the recommended 2 tablets each day (one in morning, one at night) it works! The only downside is the taste of the tablets but I found taking it with some food helps mask the taste."

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  • Rosem...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 9, 2020

"It is working for me after coming off antibiotics I took for for 2 years, but I feel strange, slight moodiness but at least the pain has gone for now , I’ve been taking it for over a week, just half a tablet twice daily I’m more tired than usual and feel slightly apathetic , but apart from that ok"

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  • Carl
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 24, 2023

"At 1 or 2 tablets a day, after 3 weeks of use, noticed it made me tired and fatigued, taking 1-hour naps in the afternoon, unlike me... I cut it to 1/2 tablet a day and this side effect subsided. There is literature on this fatigue side effect which is known and being studied currently... surprised they don't list this as a side effect. Anyone else have this? Please note I have had no recurrent UTIs since on the medication for 3 months."

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  • Princ...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 5, 2019

"Hiprex with vit C 500mg twice a day for recurrent UTI prevention. I was on Macrodantin 50mg for 4 months and got a UTI recently. My Dr at Northwestern Univ. wanted me to try Hiprex. As soonest I took the first pill of I felt the burning through my stomach and bladder. It gave me diarrhea, painful urination, nausea, back pain, vaginal burning and my bladder started leaking. Tried with Pyridum for 2 days a little better but once the Pyridum stops working this is killing me. I did 6 days and I'm done. Sucks for me!"

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  • Jan
  • August 30, 2017

"2 years ago I got my first ever UTI at 55yrs. I had 8 or 9 sets of varying Antibiotics nothing seemed to work. So GP placed me on Cirophlaxin 7 days & at the same time on Hiprex this year and told me to take Cranberry as well. Last 2 M/C/S tests have indicated that there are no significant bacteria detected. But I am worried about long term use and bone health as acidity adds to bone depletion as have been diagnosed with Osteopenia."

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  • Anna
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • August 24, 2022

"Suffered UTIs for over 20 Years post menopause 68 . Finally ,managed to get Hiprex on prescription from my nhs doctor. Resistant to most antibiotics. Got my life back, so reduced to 1 g at night, stopped the morning tablet for about 10 days. Got my first infection 3 days ago, hoped I could do without as uncomfortable about the formaldehyde action, becoming Hiprex dependent and long term side effects. .Taken Macrobid 3 days now feeling rough will take Hiprex again asap. Have Macrobid as a standby to take on the first sign of infection and used only needed to one tablet of 100mg twice whilst on Hiprex for past 18 months. I haven’t come across anyone that has taken Hiprex long term ie 2yrs plus? Please post if you have heard of people that have been taking for longer than 2 years."

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  • Dee
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 15, 2021

"I am trying Hiprex again as I was not successful first time. I check my pH levels and I am free of infection at the moment. Started taking Hiprex as I so want a solution to constant UTI. Within a very short time I am experiencing burning and urge to wee but can’t. I self catherise twice a day as I have an Atonic Bladder. Should I put up with burning hoping it will stop ???"

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  • Sabi
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 13, 2023

"I have suffered from UTIs for years. I have been two so many Urologists, I’m literally exhausted. Antibiotic after antibiotic, they would help me for a little while, about two to three weeks, then the infection would return, and always a different strain. This year 2023 I started on Hiprex twice daily and Vitamin C once daily. Well, we are in June, and Thank you my Physician Assistant who prescribes it for me. All the Urologists I went to, at least six, never mentioned this medication to me. It honestly works. Thank goodness I had no major side effects, apart from mild stomach problems and occasional diarrhea. I can deal with stomach discomfort. No UTI YEAH!"

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  • Evelyn
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • June 18, 2023

"After 5 years of continuous urinary infections with the last 2 ending up in the hospital on iv antibiotics, my Dr put me on Hiperex. It has now been 12 months and not a sign of infection. Never had any side effects, easy to take morning and night. I get it on a prescription, but you can buy it over the counter."

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  • Tasha
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 15, 2021

"I had a repetitive UTI for years. But after my doctor prescribed Hiprex it helped a lot. It have a bit salty taste but not a big deal, and for some reason I only can take half of the dose. Overall is a good medicine."

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  • Han
  • March 11, 2021

"Please please PLEASE can UK residents tell me where and how they are obtaining Hiprex?? I used to get mine from Australia as I can’t get it over here in the UK. Please can you ladies tell me? I’m desperate and our so upsetting I can’t obtain it."

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  • Lynda...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 12, 2023

"I've taken this for 3 weeks. I've been more tired and had dry, itchy eyes. It's taken over 2 weeks, but the diarrhea has stopped. I'm hoping the tiredness does because I'm quite lifeless. I've not had a UTI yet, but sometimes feel like I could be getting one, and then the feeling settles again. So, I think this is working for the infections. I take my pH regularly, and if it's too high, I have some d-mannose with cranberry. I'm hopeful. I've had far too many antibiotics in the past which gave me thrush. This is killing the bacteria of both, so at last, I think I'm getting somewhere. I'll update if the tiredness goes."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • September 22, 2021

"I have had great relief from using Hiprex for recurring bladder infections. I have a Medtronic device due to a distended bladder that wasn't allowing me to empty, but the Hiprex seems to help more than the device. If I miss it, I will get an infection. I take it 2x a day. I am interested in the advice to add vitamin c and cranberry. I take both but not religiously or because of the hiprex."

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  • Aggie
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • September 20, 2023

"I was experiencing back-to-back UTIs until being prescribed Hiprex. My only problem is I have trouble swallowing the tablet. It often gets caught in my throat. I don't have any trouble with swallowing other medication."

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  • Carol
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 30, 2024

"After menopause, I started suffering regular UTIs, which would disappear for a few days with antibiotics but would return after finishing the course. Only when I was referred to a Urologist and he prescribed Hiprex for me did I stop getting UTIs. It has made such a difference to my life, giving me the freedom to go out without fear of wetting myself."

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