Drug: SULFAMETHOXAZOLE (SMZ) WITH PHENAZOPYRIDINE - ORAL (sull-fuh-meth-OX-uh-zole WITH feh-naze-oh-PEER-ih-deen)

This medication contains sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa anti-infective and phenazopyridine, a pain reliever. It is used to treat urinary tract infections and helps to relieve pain, burning, urinary urgency and frequency and other associated symptoms.

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Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache, sun sensitivity may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. This medication causes urine and possibly stools to turn orange-red in color. Do not be alarmed. This effect is temporary and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Rarely, this medication can cause serious, even fatal, side effects such as a severe peeling skin rash known as Stevens- Johnson syndrome, blood disorders (e.g., agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), or liver damage. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: skin rash or blisters, unusual fatigue, persistent sore throat or fever, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, abdominal pain. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: blood pressure medicine, antidepressants, other antibiotics, oral PABA. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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