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URIN D.S.
METHENAMINE/METHYLENE BLUE/BENZOIC/PHENYL SAL/ATROPINE/HYOSCYAMINE

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

METHENAMINE/METHYLENE BLUE/BENZOIC/PHENYL SAL/ATROPINE/HYOSCYAMINE

(meth-EN-uh-meen/METH-ih-leen blue/ben-ZOH-ick/FEEN-ill sal-ISS- uh-late/AT-trow-peen/hi-oh-SYE-uh-meen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dolsed, Prosed/DS, Uretron, Uridon, Urised

WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin- containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.

Uses

This medication contains anti-infective, pain reliever, and antispasmodic ingredients. It is used to treat urinary tract infections and helps to relieve pain, burning, urinary urgency and frequency and other associated symptoms.

How To Use

Take this medication as directed at evenly spaced interval around the clock. Continue taking it for the full time prescribed even if symptoms disappear. Stopping therapy too early may result in ineffective treatment and can lead to a re-infection. Take each dose with a full glass of water and drink plenty of fluids while taking this.

Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and nervousness may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. This medication causes urine and, possibly, stools to turn blue-green in color. Do not be alarmed. This effect is temporary and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, fever, eye pain, painful urination, mental confusion, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, liver disease, stomach or intestinal disorders, glaucoma, allergies (especially drug allergies). Because this medication may cause drowsiness or blurred vision, use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, sulfa antibiotics. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: fast heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, slowed or shallow breathing.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.