Generic name: Methenamine, Methylene blue, Phenyl salicylate, Benzoic acid, Atropine sulfate, HyoscyamineBrand names: Urised
Urised relieves lower urinary tract discomfort caused by inflammation or diagnostic procedures. It is used to treat urinary tract infections including cystitis (inflammation of the bladder and ureters), urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), and trigonitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder). Methenamine, the major component of Urised, acts as a mild antiseptic by changing into formaldehyde in the urinary tract when it comes in contact with acidic urine.
Urised may give a blue to blue-green color to urine and discolor stools as well.
To avoid stains on your skin, mouth, or teeth, make sure your hands are dry before handling the tablets, swallow them quickly, and wash them down with plenty of liquid.
If your mouth gets dry during Urised therapy, hard candy or gum, saliva substitute, or crushed ice may provide temporary relief.
Take Urised exactly as prescribed; do not take more than the recommended dose.
Drinking plenty of fluids will help the medication work better and relieve discomfort.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Urised.
Urised should be avoided if you have glaucoma, a bladder blockage, cardiospasm, or a disorder that obstructs the passage of food through the stomach. Also avoid Urised if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients.
Urised should be used cautiously if you have heart disease or have ever had a reaction to medications that are chemically similar to atropine.
Your doctor may ask you to check your urine with phenaphthazine paper to see if it is acidic. Urine acidifiers, such as vitamin C, may be recommended if the urine is not acidic enough.
If Urised is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Urised with the following:Acetazolamide (Diamox)Potassium supplements such as Slow-KSodium bicarbonate antacids such as Alka-SeltzerSulfa drugs such as Gantrisin, Gantanol, Bactrim, and Septra
Drugs and foods that produce alkaline urine (such as sodium bicarbonate, antacids, and orange juice) should be limited.
The effects of Urised during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Urised may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Urised is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment with Urised ends.
The usual dose is 2 tablets, 4 times a day.
CHILDREN 6 YEARS AND OLDER
The dosage must be determined by your doctor.
CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS
Use is not recommended in children under 6 years old.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.