Hiprex (Methenamine) 1gm Generic Tablets
Chemical Name: METHENAMINE (meth-EN-a-meen)
Methenamine Hippurate is a urinary antiseptic used to prevent urinary tract infections.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast- feeding
Follow the directions for using Methenamine provided by your doctor. Methenamine Hippurate MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. BEFORE YOU BEGIN USING AN ANTACID, check with your doctor or pharmacist. DRINKING EXTRA FLUIDS while you are taking Methenamine Hippurate is recommended. Check with your doctor or nurse for instructions. STORE Methenamine Hippurate at room temperature in a tightly- closed container, away from heat and light. CONTINUE TO TAKE Methenamine Hippurate even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Methenamine Hippurate, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
CHECK YOUR URINE pH while you are taking Methenamine Hippurate. To keep the pH 5.5 or less, eat foods high in protein including plums or prunes, or drink cranberry juice, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the- counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Methenamine Hippurate during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include nausea, upset stomach, skin rash, or painful urination. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE Methenamine Hippurate with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Methenamine Hippurate for other health conditions. KEEP Methenamine Hippurate out of the reach of children. IF USING Methenamine Hippurate FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply run out.