Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)
What is Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate) used for?
Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate) is a type of antibiotic which is given to patients in order to eliminate the bacteria which cause urinary tract infections. It may be given to patients suffering from chronic infections as a long term treatment, and to help prevent recurring infections.
How should I use Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)?
Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate) tablets should be taken orally. You may be told to take it twice per day, at 12 hour intervals, or 4 times per day, after meals and just before going to bed. Your physician will inform you of the dosage required and the length of time for which treatment is required. You should not take more or less than the amount prescribed to you. This medication is more effective if the acidity level of your urine is higher. Your physician may suggest ways for you to increase the acidity of your urine.
What are the side effects of Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)?
Some side effects of Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate) include:
Consult your physician if you notice any more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.