Uribel with the generic name hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, phenyl salicylate, sodium biphosphate, is an oral medication indicated to treat symptoms of irritative voidings, such as bladder pain, discomfort, frequent urge to urinate, and cramps or spasms. It is intended for symptomatic relief in the urinary tract caused by an infection or medical procedure.
This is available in Uribel capsule 120 mg/0.12 mg/10 mg/36 mg/41 mg.
Uribel Mechanism of Action
This urinary tract analgesic, antispasmodic, and antiseptic works primarily by relaxing the smooth muscle and producing an antispasmodic effect. This drug also releases formaldehyde that provides bactericidal and bacteriostatic action. Additionally, it also possesses weak antiseptic properties and mild analgesic effect and helps maintain an acid pH in the urine.
How to use Uribel
To begin, read the medication information sheet included with this medicine. Do not use this type of drug without fully understanding the drug information and precautions printed in the guide. If you need more medical advice regarding this treatment or have further queries on how this drug works, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take the capsule orally. This is usually prescribed four times daily. You can take this with or without meals. However, if you experience stomach upset, you should take it with food. Swallow the medication and drink a glass or 240 mL of water right after. Avoid lying down for at least 10 minutes after administering this drug. Drink plenty of water or fluids while you are on Uribel.
Remember to take Uribel regularly and exactly as directed. Make a dosing regimen to avoid missing a dose. If you are prescribed an antacid, take it at least one cour after taking this medication. Any antacid may decrease the absorption and effectiveness of this product.
Your Uribel dosage will depend on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not take this drug more frequently as it could increase the risk of side effects. Also, do not stop taking Uribel unless advised by your doctor.
Uribel Side Effects
Common side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
For the most part, the side effects caused by this medication are mild and will resolve even without medical intervention. If the adverse reactions persist or get worse, you may have to hold this drug for a while and consult your doctor or any healthcare professional. Moreover, you should report severe side effects, such as:
- Decreased sweating
- Hot, dry, or flushed skin
- Eye pain
- Difficulty urinating
- Signs of kidney problems (changes in urine output, painful urination)
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Signs of liver problems (persistent nausea or vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, severe abdominal pain, yellowish eyes and skin)
- Signs of hypertensive crisis (severe headache, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, neck stiffness, severe nausea and vomiting, cold and clammy skin, widened pupils, sudden sensitivity to light)
This is not a full or complete list of the side effects of Uribel.
Before you begin taking this drug, you must disclose your full medical history to your physician, including urinary blockage problems, kidney disease, enzyme deficiencies, liver problems, gastrointestinal disorders, heart problems, myasthenia gravis, high blood pressure, aspirin-sensitive asthma, glaucoma, bleeding problems, nasal polyps, stroke, migraine, pheochromocytoma, and dehydration. Some diseases and disorders may impact how you will respond to the medication. Further, you should also discuss the prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking because of possible drug interactions.
Always watch out for an allergic reaction each time you will take this medication. Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to methenamine, sodium phosphate, phenyl salicylate, methylene blue, hyoscyamine sulfate, aspirin, NSAIDs, other belladonna alkaloids, or any inactive ingredients each capsule may contain. Call for an emergency medical attention line once you experience severe hypersensitivity. Signs of hypersensitivity are hives or itchiness, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, skin rashes, and breathing trouble.
This medication may make you sweat less and increase the risk of heatstroke. To avoid this condition, do not exercise or do strenuous activities in hot weather. You should also avoid saunas and/or hot tubs. You should also stay hydrated and dress lightly if the weather is hot.
Do not use tobacco or drink alcohol to lower the risk of stomach bleeding. Alcohol can also worsen side effects, such as dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. You must also practice safety precautions when doing activities that require clear vision and alertness, such as driving and using machinery.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should avoid this medication because of the harm that it could cause to unborn babies and breastfed infants. Always remember that potential benefits should be greater than the potential risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this medication safe for children?
This medication is safe for children 6 years old and above.
Why can’t you lay down after taking Uribel?
You must not lay down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug to facilitate absorption in the system.
How long does it take for Uribel to work?
This drug may improve your condition based on your response to treatment.
What is the difference between Uribel and Pyridium?
On Uribel vs Pyridium, both could relieve pain when voiding, but the former has more indications than the latter.
Uribel Price: How much does Uribel cost in Canada?
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Methenamine/Methylene blue/ Sodium Phosphate Monobasic/Phenyl Salicylate/Hyoscyamine
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