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Generic name: for Phenazopyridine [fen-AY-zoe-PIR-i-deen],
Brand names: include AZO Urinary Pain Relief Max Strength, Azo-Standard, Baridium Prodium… These 12 brands represent all possible options available on the market for treating urinary pain relief.
Drug Class: Other genitourinary tract agents

What is Azo Gesic?

Azo-Gesic relieves pain in the bladder and urethra.Azo-Gesic can be used to treat symptoms of urinary discomfort, such as burning or pain, excessive urination, and an increased desire to urinate. The symptoms may be due to an infection or injury. Surgery can also cause these symptoms.Azo-Gesic treats urinary symptoms, but it will not treat urethritis. Use any antibacterial medication prescribed by your doctor to treat the infection.Azo-Gesic can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Azo-Gesic

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek immediate medical attention Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

Azo-Gesic can cause severe side effects. Azo-Gesic should be stopped immediately, and you need to consult your doctor if:

  • Little or no urinating is acceptable.
  • Rapid weight gain and swelling
  • Pain in the side, lower back, or confusion
  • Nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting are all symptoms of fever.
  • Blue or purple coloration of the skin

Azo-Gesic can cause a number of side effects.

  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Upset stomach.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report any side effects by calling the FDA's Hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Oxybutynin, Phenazopyridine, Pyridium, Imipramine, Ditropan, Elmiron, and Flavoxate


Azo-Gesic should be avoided if you suffer from kidney disease.

Before you take this drug

Azo-Gesic should be avoided if the user is allergic or has kidney disease.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure Azo-Gesic will be safe for you:

  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • G6pd deficiency is a genetic enzyme deficiency.

FDA pregnancy category A Azo Gesic should not harm an unborn child. If you're pregnant, do not take Azo-Gesic unless your doctor has prescribed it.It's not known if phenazopyridine can pass into breastmilk or harm nursing babies. If you're breastfeeding a child, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

How to take Azo Gesic?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Azo-Gesic can be taken after a meal.Take Azo-Gesic with plenty of fluids.Azo-Gesic may darken your urine's colour to range  or even ed. It is harmless and normal. The darkened urine can also stain your underwear permanently.Soft contact lenses can be permanently stained by Azo-Gesic. You should avoid wearing them when taking the medicine.Azo-Gesic should not be used for more than two days unless you have been told by your doctor to do so.Urine tests can produce unusual results when taking this medication. Inform any doctors who treat you that you use Azo-Gesic.Keep away from heat and moisture. Store at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, take the missed dose. If your next dose is approaching quickly, forget the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule.You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

Azogesic may permanently stain soft contact lenses.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications, such as vitamins and herbal products, may also interact with phenazopyridine. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines that you are currently taking and those you plan to start using.