What Is This Medicational Treatment And What Is It Designed To Do To Help Your Condition?
Pyridium is a form of pain reliever that’s able to have an effect on the lower portion of a person’s urinary tract (the bladder and urethra). Pyridium is mainly used in order to offer treatment for pain, burning, increased urination as well as strong urges to urinate. All of the symptoms just mentioned are usually brought on by infections, injuries, surgery, catheter, or different conditions that cause irritation to the lower portion of the urinary tract.
This drug will offer treatment for symptoms of a urinary tract infection, but the drug isn’t made to treat a full infection. You’ll need other treatment for this, usually in the form of antibiotics. There may be other uses for this drug, but this is left to the discretion of a doctor.
What are some of the more serious potential side effects you might be at risk for if you decide to use this medicational treatment?
Pale skin, fever, confusion or weakness
Jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes)
Urinating less than usual or not at all
Drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
Swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath
Blue or purple coloring in your skin
What are some of the more common and less serious potential side effects a person could be at risk for with this medication?
Stomach pain, upset stomach
What’s the best way to use this medication in order to make sure you get the best benefit and avoid side effect problems?
You’ll want to take this drug according to whatever directions a doctor gives to you. If they give you specific directions, then make sure you follow them to the letter. If this isn’t the case, then you’ll be okay just using the directions that come on the prescription package. Make sure you don’t use more or less of this medication than what’s needed. You’ll want to take Pyridium with a glass of water. And in order to protect yourself from getting an upset stomach you can take it with food.
What should you do if you miss a dose of this medication and is a missed dose going to cause problems?
If you miss a dose this doesn’t mean it’s going to cause problems for your condition. All you need to do is make sure you take the missed dose as soon as you can remember. If you see that it’s too close to the time where you would use the drug again, then just skip the missed dose and carry out with your regimen. Make sure you don’t double up on doses. This not only doesn’t offer any additional benefit, but it could increase your chances of experiences serious side effects.
Are there other drugs that can affect the way this drug is going to work if you use it and what about over the counter treatments?
There are certainly medications that can interact badly with Pyridium. It’s because of this that you’ll want to make sure you tell a doctor about all the other medications you might be using. These are going to include over the counter options, vitamins as well as herbal supplements. You don’t want to start using a new medication until you let a doctor know about the ones you’re already taking.