The appearance of Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride is brick-red crystalline solid. This oral, synthetic product is used as urinary tract analgesic. It dissolves easily in boiling water, ethylene glycol, acetic acid, glycerol and propylene glycol. It is slightly soluble in ethanol and cold water.
- Formula: C11H11N5.HCl
- Molecular Weight:249.6995
- Melting Point:139 oC
- Boiling Point:442.3 oC at 760 mmHg
- Flash Point:221.3 oC
- Solubility: 0.01-0.1 g/100 mL at 20 oC in water
- Appearance: Brick-red crystals
- Risk Codes:22-36/37/38-40-34
- Safety:26-36/37-45-36/37/39-27 Details
- Available Forms: Powder
How does it work:
A topical analgesic effect of phenazopyridine HCl can be observed on the mucosa of the urinary tract through excretion in urine. This treatment eases pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and urgency. However, the exact mechanism of action is unknown.
Applications Or where it is used:
Phenazopyridine acts on the bladder and urethra in the lower urinary tract. A variety of urinary symptoms, including burning, increased urge to urinate and increased urination may be treated with phenazopyridine.
How to use:
If directed by your doctor, this medication should be taken by mouth three times daily after meals. Unless your doctor advises you otherwise, do not take this medication for more than 2 days without consulting your doctor if you are taking antibiotics to treat your symptoms or are self-treating.
Dosage of usage:
- 100 mg Tablets: Average adult dosage is two tablets 3 times a day post meal.
- 200 mg Tablets: Average adult dosage is one tablet 3 times a day post meal.
- It is recommended that Phenazopyridine HCl should not be administered for longer than 2 days when used concomitantly with an antibacterial agent to treat a urinary tract infection.
- Fast weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in your side or lower back
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Stomach pain
- Blue or purple appearance of your skin
Warnings and precautions while using this product
- When used together with antibiotic for urinary tract infection (UTI), do not take it for more than two days
- Dosing for geriatrics should be limited due to reduced renal function