HIPREX (Methenamine hippurate)
HIPREX (Methenamine hippurate)
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Why is Hiprex prescribed?
Hiprex, with the generic name Methenamine, is used to treat urinary tract infections. It is typically used to manage chronic infections that need long-term antibiotic treatment. It is also used to prevent the recurrence of certain infections.
What does it do?
Methenamine is an antibiotic that eliminates the bacteria responsible for causing urinary tract infections and other chronic infections.
How should I take it?
Hiprex is currently available as 1g tablet taken whole (not split, chewed, or crushed) by mouth with a full glass of water, with meals.
The dosage strength and frequency depend on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Hiprex?
Hiprex can cause an upset stomach so it should be taken with milk or food.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Discuss your current and previous medical history and any allergic reactions to Hiprex, or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Hiprex, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in bowel movement
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach cramps
- Serious side effects may include:
- Blisters, hives, itching, or rash
- Hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of any part of the eyes, face, or limbs
- Painful or difficult urination
- Darkening of the urine
- Low back pain
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Hiprex with any of the following medications:
- Calcium carbonate
- Magnesium carbonate
- Magnesium hydroxide
- Magnesium oxide
- Potassium citrate
- Sodium acetate
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Sodium citrate
- Sodium lactate
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Hiprex in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Methenamine is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding and should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks associated with its use. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Hiprex in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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