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Phenazopyridine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Phenazopyridine is also known as: Azo Urinary Pain Relief, Azo-Gesic, Azo-Septic, Azo-Standard, Baridium, Eridium, Phenazo, Preferred Maximum Strength Urinary Pain Relief, Preferred Urinary Pain Relief, Prodium, Pyridiate, Pyridium, Re-Azo, Uricalm, Urinary Analgesic, Uristat, Urodol, Urogesic, Viridium

Phenazopyridine Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk.

US FDA pregnancy category: B

Animal studies have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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Phenazopyridine Breastfeeding Warnings

Use should be avoided.

Comments:
-The safety of this drug has not been established during breastfeeding.
-Because this drug can cause methemoglobinemia, sulfhemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia, it should be avoided while breastfeeding, especially with an infant under one month of age or with G-6-PD deficiency.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride (phenazopyridine)." Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Glasgow, KY.
  2. "Product Information. AZO Urinary Pain Relief Max Strength (phenazopyridine)." i-Health, Inc, Cromwell, CT.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride (phenazopyridine)." Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Glasgow, KY.
  2. "Product Information. AZO Urinary Pain Relief Max Strength (phenazopyridine)." i-Health, Inc, Cromwell, CT.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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