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Phenazopyridine Dosage

Medically reviewed on April 24, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 95 mg; 100 mg; 200 mg; 97.2 mg; 97.5 mg; 99.5 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dysuria

190 to 200 mg orally 3 times a day

Comments:
-Take this drug after a meal.
-Take this drug with a full glass of water.
-This drug should not be used longer than 2 days concomitantly with an antibacterial, because of the lack of evidence that the combined administration of this drug and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than the antibacterial alone after 2 days.

Use: For the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomfort arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dysuria

12 years and older:
190 to 195 mg orally 3 times a day

Comments:
-Take this drug after a meal.
-Take this drug with a full glass of water.
-This drug should not be used longer than 2 days concomitantly with an antibacterial, because of the lack of evidence that the combined administration of this drug and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than the antibacterial alone after 2 days.

Use: For the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomfort arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters

Renal Dose Adjustments

Contraindicated

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to the active component or any of the ingredients
-Renal impairment

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

General:
-This drug provides only symptomatic relief; treatment of the cause of pain should be instituted and the drug discontinued when symptoms are controlled.
-The analgesic action of this drug may reduce or eliminate the need for systemic analgesics or narcotics.
-This drug may be given concomitantly with antibiotics to relieve pain and discomfort during the interval before antibacterial therapy controls the infection.
-This drug should not be given for longer than 2 days because there is a lack of evidence that the combined administration of this drug and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than administration of the antibacterial alone after 2 days.

Further information

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