- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Pyridium* used for?
Generic for Pyridium* (Phenazopyridine) is used to treat pain, burning, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and discomfort in the lower urinary tract caused by surgery, catheter, infection, and injury. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Pyridium*?
The dosage of Generic for Pyridium* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Pyridium* with a full glass of water. This medicine can be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Pyridium*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Pyridium* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Pyridium*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Pyridium*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Pyridium*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Pyridium*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Pyridium*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Pyridium* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Pyridium* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Pyridium* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Pyridium* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Pyridium* can cause side effects such as stomach upset, headache, dizziness, and skin itching. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Pyridium*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Pyridium*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Pyridium* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Pyridium*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Pyridium*?
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How should Generic for Pyridium* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Pyridium* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Pyridium* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.