AZO pills are a type of drug that contain the active component phenazopyridine hydrochloride. For the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomforts arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters, AZO pills are used. These discomforts can be caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters. The use of AZO tablets for the relief of symptoms is not an acceptable reason to delay the proper diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses that are causing the problem. Due to the fact that it only offers symptomatic relief, it is imperative that fast and proper treatment for the source of the pain be started, and AZO tablets should be stopped as soon as the symptoms are under control.
Because it takes away pain, the use of narcotics or other systemic painkillers may be reduced or even stopped. It is, however, compatible with antibacterial therapy and can help reduce pain and discomfort while the antibacterial therapy is working to control the infection. After the first two days of treatment for a urinary tract infection, there isn’t enough evidence to show that taking both AZO pills and an antibiotic together is better than just taking the antibiotic alone. As a result, the treatment for a urinary tract infection with AZO pills should not exceed two days.
Inactive ingredients in AZO (Urinary Pain Relief): carnauba wax, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch. May also contain corn starch.
You should not use AZO Urinary Pain Relief if you have kidney disease.
How to use Azo pill?
This drug should be used orally, often three times day after meals or as instructed by your doctor. If you are self-treating or using this drug in conjunction with antibiotics for symptoms associated to a urinary tract infection, you should not use it for more than two days at a time without first consulting with your primary care physician. Your current health status and how well you respond to treatment will determine the appropriate dosage for you. Notify your primary care physician if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What Happens If You Take Too Many AZO (Urinary Pain Relief)?
When you take a large number of AZO pills at once, you put yourself at risk for a number of potential complications. An overdose of AZO pills can cause significant symptoms such as passing out or having difficulties breathing; if you experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately. In any other case, you should immediately contact a poison control center. To reach the poison control center for your area in the United States, dial 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
An overdose of AZO tablets could potentially cause the following symptoms:
- Unusual tiredness
- Skin color changes
- Change in the amount of urine
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeat
- Yellowing skin/eyes, easy bleeding/bruising, or seizures.
AZO (Urinary Pain Relief) side effects?
If you notice any of the following signs of an allergic reaction, you should seek immediate medical attention: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck.
If you suffer any of the following symptoms, you should immediately stop taking AZO tablets and notify your doctor:
- little or no urinating;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- confusion, loss of appetite, pain in your side or lower back;
- fever, pale or yellowed skin, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting; or
- blue or purple appearance of your skin.
Common side effects may include:
This list of potential adverse effects is not complete; additional symptoms may also surface. Make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss any adverse effects. You can call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report any adverse effects.
It is imperative that you do not provide this medication to anyone else. This drug has been given to you specifically for the treatment of your current condition. If your doctor has not instructed you to do so, do not take it later on when you have another condition of the urinary tract that causes pain. In such circumstances, it’s possible that you might need a different drug.