Daily OTC Pearl: Azo (Phenazopyridine) for Urinary Tract Health

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Azo treats urinary pain, burning, urgency, and frequency associated with urinary tract infections.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Azo (Phenazopyridine)

Indication: Relief from urinary pain, burning, urgency, and frequency associated with urinary tract infections.

Insight:

  • Active ingredient in each tablet is phenazopyridine hydrochloride 97.5 mg.
  • Dosing: Adults and children 12 years of age or older take 2 tablets 3 times daily, with or after meals, as needed for up to 2 days. Take with a full glass of water.
  • Dosage forms: 95 mg, 97.2 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg.
  • Directions to use: This medication should be taken by mouth, usually 3 times daily after meals or as directed by a physician.
  • Adverse effects: Little or no urinating, swelling, confusion, fever, pale or yellowish skin, blue or purple appearance, headache, and dizziness.
  • Do not use this medication while wearing soft contact lenses. Phenazopyridine can permanently discolor soft contact lenses.

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