Which medications in the drug class Urinary Analgesics are used in the treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Urinary Analgesics

Use of a urinary analgesic is indicated when a patient has dysuria to such an extent that it disrupts activities of daily living. These agents relieve pain, discomfort, and spasms of the bladder.

Phenazopyridine (Baridium, Pyridium, UTI Relief)

Phenazopyridine is an azo dye excreted in urine, where it exerts a topical analgesic effect on urinary tract mucosa. Its use is compatible with antibacterial therapy and can help relieve pain and discomfort before antibacterial therapy controls infection.

It is used for symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomfort arising from irritation of lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or passage of sounds or catheters. Its analgesic action may reduce or eliminate the need for systemic analgesics or narcotics.

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