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(Methenamine Hippurate)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate used for?

Hiprex is a urinary anti-infective medicine which fights bacteria in the urine and bladder. This medication can treat urinary tract infections.

How should Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate be stored?

Store Hiprex at room temperature away from heat and moisture. On warm days, do not leave this medication in your car.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Hiprex/Methenamine Hippurate ?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed to you by your health care professional. Follow the provided instructions for safe patient use. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take this medication with food to prevent an upset stomach. Swallow the tablets whole, do not chew, crush, or otherwise alter them. You may be required to avoid citrus products, dairy products, and antacids while using this medication. You may also need to drink more water than usual and drink cranberry, plum, or prune juice while using this medication.

When should Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate not be taken?

If you are pregnant you should not take this medication as it may be harmful to an unborn baby.

What precautions should I follow when taking Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate ?

If you have problems with your liver or kidney or other medical conditions inform your doctor before using this medication. Tell your doctor which other medications you are using. You may be required to avoid certain citrus fruit products.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate ?

This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby.

When should Hiprex /Methenamine Hippurate not be taken?

Severe: an allergic reaction.

Common: nausea or upset stomach; decreased appetite; or skin rash.

Other: None.