AZO pills is a medication which contains Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride as active ingredient. AZO pills is used for the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomforts arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters. The use of AZO pills for relief of symptoms should not delay definitive diagnosis and treatment of causative conditions. Because it provides only symptomatic relief, prompt appropriate treatment of the cause of pain must be instituted and AZO pills should be discontinued when symptoms are controlled.
The analgesic action may reduce or eliminate the need for systemic analgesics or narcotics. It is however, compatible with antibacterial therapy and can help to relieve pain and discomfort during the interval before antibacterial therapy controls the infection. Treatment of a urinary tract infection with AZO pills should not exceed two days because there is a lack of evidence that the combined administration of AZO pills and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than administration of the antibacterial alone after two days.
Inactive ingredients in AZO pills: carnauba wax, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch. May also contain corn starch.
How to use Azo pill
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times daily after meals or as directed by your doctor. If you are taking this medication along with antibiotics for symptoms related to a urinary tract infection, or are self-treating, do not take it for more than 2 days without talking to your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
What Happens If You Take Too Many AZO Pills?
Several things can go wrong when you take many AZO pills at the same time. AZO Pills overdose can cause serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Symptoms of AZO pills overdose may include:
- Unusual tiredness
- Skin color changes
- Change in the amount of urine
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeat
- Yellowing skin/eyes, easy bleeding/bruising, or seizures.
What are the side effects of AZO pills?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using AZO pills and call your doctor at once if you have:
- little or no urinating;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- confusion, loss of appetite, pain in your side or lower back;
- fever, pale or yellowed skin, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting; or
- blue or purple appearance of your skin.
Common side effects may include:
- dizziness; or
- upset stomach.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not take it later for another pain-related condition of the urinary tract unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.