What is Pyridium?
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a pain reliever that affects the lower part of your urinary tract (bladder and urethra).
What is Pyridium used for?
Pyridium is used to treat urinary symptoms such as pain or burning, increased urination, and increased urge to urinate. These symptoms can be caused by infection, injury, surgery, catheter, or other conditions that irritate the bladder.
What should be known before consuming Pyridium?
Pyridium will treat urinary symptoms, but this medication will not treat a urinary tract infection.
How to consume Pyridium?
Take Pyridium after meals. Drink plenty of liquids while consuming Pyridium. The medicine will most likely darken the color of your urine to an orange or red color. This is a normal effect and is not harmful. Darkened urine may also cause stains to the underwear that may be permanent.
What should be avoided while taking Pyridium?
Do not use this medication while wearing soft contact lenses. Phenazopyridine can permanently discolor soft contact lenses.