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   Uritin

Uritin
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This medication is used to relieve discomfort, pain, frequent urges to urinate, and cramping/spasms of the urinary tract caused by an infection or a medical procedure. Methenamine, methylene blue, and benzoic acid are antiseptic drugs that help to clear a urinary tract infection. Phenyl salicylate is a pain reliever, and atropine and hyoscyamine are antispasmodic drugs that relax muscle cramps/spasms.This product alone is not a cure for an acute urinary tract infection. If you have a bacterial infection, an antibiotic is usually prescribed to treat it. Consult your doctor for more details.



 
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Uritin

Uses
This medication is used to relieve discomfort, pain, frequent urges to urinate, and cramping/spasms of the urinary tract caused by an infection or a medical procedure. Methenamine, methylene blue, and benzoic acid are antiseptic drugs that help to clear a urinary tract infection. Phenyl salicylate is a pain reliever, and atropine and hyoscyamine are antispasmodic drugs that relax muscle cramps/spasms.This product alone is not a cure for an acute urinary tract infection. If you have a bacterial infection, an antibiotic is usually prescribed to treat it. Consult your doctor for more details.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: fever, fast/pounding heartbeat, severe dizziness, seizures, slowed/shallow breathing, unusual excitement.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
  • This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years.
  • For children between 6-12 years, the dosage is based on the medical condition and response to therapy.
  • Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.To avoid staining the skin, mouth, and teeth, handle the tablets with dry hands and swallow each dose quickly with a full glass of water.Drink plenty of fluids during treatment with this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • This medication works better if your urine is more acidic.
  • Your doctor may direct you to drink cranberry juice or take vitamin C supplements to make your urine more acidic.
  • Large amounts of milk products or antacids should be avoided because they make your urine less acidic.
  • Ask your doctor for details.Take this medication regularly at evenly spaced intervals to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in a few days.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use saliva substitute.This medication causes urine and sometimes stools to turn blue-green.
  • This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat, flushing, fever, eye pain, difficult/painful urination, confusion.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of the ingredients; or to aspirin or other salicylates; or to belladonna alkaloids (e.g., scopolamine); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: urinary blockage problems, difficulty urinating (e.g., due to an enlarged prostate), stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., obstruction, cardiospasm), glaucoma.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g., coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat), kidney problems.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years.
  • Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially unusual excitement, hot/dry/flushed skin, decreased sweating.Kidney function declines as you grow older.
  • This medication is removed by the kidneys.
  • Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for confusion, drowsiness, and unusual excitement while using this drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: arbutamine, live influenza virus vaccine, pramlintide.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: anticholinergic drugs (e.g., glycopyrrolate, scopolamine), other antispasmodics (e.g., clidinium, dicyclomine), anti-diarrhea drugs that may reduce absorption of this medication (e.g., attapulgite, kaolin), "blood thinners" (e.g., heparin, warfarin), drugs that make the urine less acidic (e.g., acetazolamide, antacids, hydrochlorothiazide, potassium citrate), ketoconazole, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine), methotrexate, phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine), certain potassium supplements (wax-matrix preparations), sulfonamides (e.g., sulfamethizole), valproic acid.Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain aspirin or aspirin-related drugs.
  • Aspirin as prescribed by your doctor for reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually these dosages are 81-325 mg per day) should be continued.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

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