PYRIDIUM Active Ingredient: (Phenazopyridine)
Pyridium is used for relieving pain, burning, urgency, frequent urination, and discomfort caused by irritation of the lower urinary tract.Phenazopyridine is a medication which, when excreted into the urine, has a local analgesic effect. It is often used to help with the pain, irritation, or urgency caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, or injury to the urinary tract. Phenazopyridine was discovered by Bernhard Joos, the founder of Cilag.
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a pain reliever for the lower part of the urinary tract. It is used to treat pain, burning, increased urination, and increased urge to urinate in patients, including those with multiple sclerosis (MS) who experience urinary tract infections (UTI), catheter use, or other conditions that irritate the lower urinary tract.
Though prescribed for people with UTIs,Pyridium is not an antibiotic it does not treat the actual infection and will only address the symptoms of “urinary tract infection. As a result, it is most often prescribed along with an antibiotic.
Its precise mode of action is unknown, but when excreted in the urine it promotes topical analgesia on the mucosa of the urinary tract, relieving pain, burning, urgency, and frequency.
Pyridium® (Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride) is light or dark red to dark violet, odorless, slightly bitter, crystalline powder. It has a specific local analgesic effect in the urinary tract, promptly relieving burning and pain.