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  • Generic Name: (hyoscyamine sulfate/methenamine/methylene blue/sodium phosphate monobasic)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 10/2014
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      UTA is a medicine used to relieve symptoms associated with urinary tract irritation and symptoms of urinary tract infections (such as inflammation, spasms, or pain). UTA is also used to relieve symptoms caused by diagnostic procedures. UTA contains four different medicines that work together to treat your condition: hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium phosphate monobasic.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Hyoscyamine works by relaxing smooth muscles, thereby relieving muscle spasms in the urinary tract. Methenamine is an antibiotic that works by killing bacteria. Methylene blue works by helping to reduce the chance of infection. Sodium phosphate monobasic helps methenamine to work effectively.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: UTA may improve symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and discomfort of the urinary tract.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider’s directions. It is important that you take UTA exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your symptoms. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions from time to time to check how well this medication is working.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      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: rapid pulse, flushing (warm, hot, burning feeling to your face), blurred vision, dizziness, shortness of breath, difficulty urinating, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not take UTA if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not take UTA if you have heart disease, a blockage in your intestines or urinary tract, glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), or a condition called myasthenia gravis (loss of muscle control).

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with UTA. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems, a blockage in your intestines or urinary tract, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      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: The recommended dose is one capsule 4 times a day.

      Children >6 years: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child, based on his/her condition.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Take UTA exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

      Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking UTA.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not change your dose without first talking to your healthcare provider.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with UTA at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of UTA during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of UTA, 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.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      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

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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