What is Uribel?
Uribel (generic name: hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, phenyl salicylate, and sodium biphosphate) is an oral prescription drug that treats bladder irritation caused by urinary tract infection (UTI) or a diagnostic procedure. It relieves symptoms, such as frequent urge to urinate, cramps/spasm, pain, and discomfort.
This is available in Uribel 118 mg/10 mg/40.8 mg/36 mg/0.12 mg capsules.
Mechanism of Action
This medication is a combination of an analgesic, an antispasmodic, and an antiseptic. First, it relaxes smooth muscle and produces an antispasmodic effect. It also releases formaldehyde which gives a bactericidal/bacteriostatic action. Further, while it has weak antiseptic properties and mild analgesic for pain, it can also help maintain an acid pH in the urine that is needed for methenamine degradation.
How to Take Uribel
Before you take this prescription product, you must read the patient information leaflet that comes with it. Do not use this product unless you thoroughly understand the Uribel uses and instructions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
This tablet is meant to be taken by mouth. It is usually prescribed four times daily. Swallow the Uribel capsule whole and drink a full glass of water. Stay in an upright position for 10 minutes or more after administering this drug. Drink plenty of fluids while on this medication. You should take this with a meal if you develop an upset stomach after taking this drug. Do not change your Uribel dosage without the advice of your physician.
Uribel Side Effects
Mild/Common Side Effects:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
Severe Side Effects:
- Hypertensive crisis
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Severe abdominal pain
- Decreased sweating
- Flushed skin
- Eye pain
- Difficult urination
- Painful urination
- Changes in urine output
- Persistent vomiting
- Unusual tiredness
Note: This is not a complete or full list of adverse reactions. If any side effects persist or worsen, you must call your doctor or any healthcare professional.
Precautions and Warnings when Taking Uribel
Do not take this Uribel medication if you have a known allergy to any active and inactive ingredients the capsules may contain. Signs of serious allergic reactions are hives, skin rashes, severe dizziness, swelling of the face and neck, breathing difficulty, and swollen lymph nodes. This should be considered a medical emergency. Call for emergency help if this happens.
This medication could be contraindicated for people with a history of heart rhythm disorder, heart disease, heart valve disorder, myasthenia gravis, gastrointestinal obstruction, bladder obstruction, and glaucoma. Due to possible drug interactions, you should also discuss with your doctor all the supplements, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products you are taking.
Avoid using tobacco, smoking, or drinking alcohol while taking this drug. They contain substances that can further increase the risk of stomach bleeding. They can also worsen adverse effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision.
Uribel can make you sweat less. Thus, increasing the risk of heatstroke. To prevent worse conditions, do not do strenuous activities that may cause you to overheat, especially in hot weather. You must also stay hydrated, dress lightly, and avoid prolonged sun exposure if the weather is hot.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms must not take this medication. It can possibly cause harm to unborn babies. It can also pass into the breastmilk and have undesirable effects on nursing infants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does Uribel prevent UTI?
Because Uribel is not an antibiotic, it cannot prevent UTI. It can only relieve symptoms of this infection, such as pain and discomfort.
How long does it take for Uribel to work?
It may take a day or two before you feel the improvements in your condition. This drug does not work instantly.
What drugs interact with Uribel?
Drugs that have known interaction with this medication are aspirin, NSAIDS, methenamine or sulfonamides, and oral phosphates. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about all the drugs you are taking or have recently taken.
Is there a generic Uribel?
To date, Uribel has no generic equivalent. This is why this medication can be expensive, even with insurance.
Is Uribel the same as Azo?
Similarly, Azo also has a urinary anesthetic effect. However, Uribel has mo actions compared to Azo.
Can I buy Uribel online?
Yes, you may purchase this oral prescription in our online pharmacy. Please provide a valid prescription from your physician.
How much does Uribel drug cost?
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