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The PYRIDIUM dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day depends on your medical problem.

For oral dosage form (tablets)

  • For relieving pain, burning, and discomfort in the urinary tract:
  • Adults and teenagers—200 milligrams (mg) three times a day.
  • Children—The dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
  • The usual dose is 4 mg per kilogram (kg) (about 1.8 mg per pound) of body weight three times a day.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Use & Storage

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep from freezing.
  • Don’t put it at the reach of children.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Before Using

The risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Hence for this medicine, the following should be considered:


Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual medicines. In addition, tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.


Although there is no specific information comparing the use of phenazopyridine. In children with use in other age groups, it is not expected to cause different side effects in adults.


Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing the use of phenazopyridine in the elderly. This medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people.


There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking them.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together. In other cases, two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription.

Other Interactions

Medicines should not be used when eating food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Phenazopyridine causes the urine to turn reddish-orange. This is to be expected while you are using it. This effect is harmless and will go away after you stop taking the medicine. Also, the medicine may stain clothing.

For patients who wear soft contact lenses:

It is best not to wear soft contact lenses while being treated with this medicine.  Pyridium may cause discoloration or staining of contact lenses. It may not be possible to remove the stain.


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