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Methenamine Hippurate

Methenamine Hippurate

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- Introduction of product:

Methenamine hippurate is used exclusively for the prevention of UTI. Initially available in 1967 and approved by the FDA for patients 12 years or older, methenamine is a salt that ultimately exerts an antibacterial effect in the urine as it becomes converted into formaldehyde

- How does it work:

Methenamine is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria in urine. This medication also contains an ingredient that helps to make the urine acidic. When the urine is acidic, methenamine turns into formaldehyde to kill the bacteria.

- Applications. Or where it is used:

METHENAMINE (meth EN a meen) is used to prevent urinary tract infections due to bacteria. It is not used to treat an active infection. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

- How to use:.

For oral dosage form (methenamine hippurate tablets): Adults and children 12 years of age and over1 gram two times a day. Take in the morning and the evening. Children up to 6 years of ageUse and dose must be determined by your doctor.

- Dosage of usage:

One tablet (1 g) twice daily for adults and children over 12 years of age. One-half tablet or one tablet (0.5 or 1 g) twice daily for children 6 to 12 years of age. The antibacterial activity of UREX (methenamine hippurate) is greater in acid urine. Therefore, restriction of alkalinizing foods and medications is desirable. If necessary, as indicated by urinary pH and clinical response, supplemental acidification of the urine may be instituted. The efficacy of therapy should be monitored by repeated urine cultures.

- Side effects:

Adverse effects of UREX (methenamine hippurate) have been reported in fewer than 3.5% of patients treated. These reactions have included the following, in decreasing order of frequency: nausea, vomiting, and rarely puritus, rash, dysuria. Children have received UREX (methenamine hippurate) at the recommended dosages as a prophylactic/suppressive regime after initial treatment of acute episodes of pyuria. Side effects were encountered in only 1.1% of these children.

- Warnings and precautions while using this product

Patients with pre-existing hepatic insufficiency may suffer adverse effects from the small amounts of ammonia and formaldehyde that are produced. The classical syndrome of acute hepatic failure may be evoked in these patients

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