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Methenamine, Phenyl Salicylate, Methylene Blue, Benzoic Acid, and Hyoscyamine
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Methenamine, Phenyl Salicylate, Methylene Blue, Benzoic Acid, and Hyoscyamine Overview

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U.S. Brand Names

Prosed®/DS

Pharmacologic Category

Antibiotic, Miscellaneous

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to methenamine, phenyl salicylate, methylene blue, benzoic acid, hyoscyamine, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Methenamine, benzoic acid, and methylene blue work to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.

• Phenyl salicylate relieves pain.

• Hyoscyamine slows movement through the urinary tract, decreasing spasms.

How is it best taken?

• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.

• Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.

• You may need to check the acid content (pH) of your urine using a dipstick test.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2008-12-04 13:39:31.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 09:15:47.0

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