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Hiprex is a medicine used on a long-term basis to prevent or control frequently recurring urinary tract infections.
How does this medication work?
Hiprex works by eliminating the bacteria causing your urinary tract infections.
Hiprex does not treat viral infections (such as the common cold).
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: By eliminating the bacteria causing your urinary tract infections, Hiprex may help improve your symptoms.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you take Hiprex exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
Your healthcare provider may order certain tests to check how well this medication is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Side effects may include: nausea, upset stomach, painful or difficult urination, rash.
Do not take Hiprex if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Do not take Hiprex if you have kidney problems or severe liver problems, or are severely dehydrated.
Do not take Hiprex if you take a certain medicine known as a sulfonamide (such as sulfamethoxazole).
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Hiprex. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver problems, are allergic to aspirin, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children >12 years: The recommended dose is 1 tablet twice a day (morning and night).
Children 6-12 years: The recommended dose is 1/2 to 1 tablet twice a day (morning and night).
Take Hiprex exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Hiprex without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Hiprex works better if your urine is more acidic. Your healthcare provider may test the acidity of your urine. If necessary, your healthcare provider may recommend ways to increase urine acidity (such as limiting foods and medicines that decrease acidity).
Do not skip doses. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of Hiprex can decrease its effectiveness and can lead to the growth of bacteria that are resistant to the effects of Hiprex.
No significant interactions have been reported with Hiprex at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Hiprex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Hiprex, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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