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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Pyridium (U.S. and Canada)
  • Chemical Name: phenazopyridine (fen-az-oh-peer-i-deen)
  • Usage in MS: Urinary Tract Infections
  • Generic Available: Yes


Phenazopyridine is used to relieve the pain, burning, and discomfort caused by urinary tract infections. It is not an antibiotic and will not cure the infection itself. This medication is available in the U.S. only with a prescription; it is available in Canada without a prescription.

Click here to read more about phenazopyridine, which is also sold under the brand names Azo-Standard®, Baridium®, Nefrecil®, Phenozodine®, Prodium®, Pyndate®, Sedural®, Uricalm®, Uristat®, Uropyrine, Urodine® and Urogesic®.


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