Pyridium for Urinary Tract Infections

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Pyridium for Urinary Tract Infections
UTI symptoms are responsible for more than 8 million doctor appointments each year. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of hobvias sudoneighm)

Urinary tract infections, although easily curable, can also be extremely painful. Pyridium, a prescription pain reliever, can ease the discomfort while you wait for the infection to clear.

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Significance

According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, people experiencing UTI symptoms schedule more than 8 million doctor appointments each year. Women in general are at a greater risk than men, as well as people who use catheters and those who have multiple sex partners.

The Facts

Foreign bacteria, such as E. coli, can travel to your bladder through the urethra, causing the bladder to become inflamed. Left untreated, a UTI can develop into a kidney infection.

Function

<p>Drugs.com says Pyridium is an oral analgesic medication that numbs the lining of the urinary tract so you feel less pain, especially during urination.

Side Effect

Pyridium turns urine red or orange. Coloured urine can stain fabric, but does not indicate a medical problem. Use a panty liner or white undergarments that can be bleached while on this medication.

Warning

Pyridium only masks pain---it is not a cure for a urinary tract infection. If you experience pain or discomfort when urinating, seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and antibiotics.

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