General English name: Methenamine
Brand: Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex
Application: Urinary tract infection
Medicated forms of medicine
Contain drug information
Methamphetamine is used to prevent recurrence of urinary tract infections caused by certain bacteria, but it is not used to treat active infections, other antibiotics must first be used to treat the infection. Methamphetamine is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria in the urine. It also contains substances that help acidify urine. When urine is acidic, methamphetamine is converted to formaldehyde to kill bacteria.
This antibiotic is only effective for bacterial urinary tract infections. It will not work for other types of bacterial infections (such as blood clots) or viral infections (such as colds or flu).
Methamphetamine prevents the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria.
The correct amount and method of taking Methenamine
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with the antibiotic methamphetamine. If you have any questions about how to use this medicine, ask your doctor.
The dose of this drug is determined by the doctor based on the patient’s weight, age and condition.
To improve the effect of the antibiotic methamphetamine, take the medicine every day, at certain times of the day.
Stop taking the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.
Unnecessary or improper use of any antibiotic can reduce its effectiveness.
If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to methamphetamine
Pay attention to the expiration date of Methamphetamine and do not take it if it has expired.
Never give Methenamine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with methamphetamine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Methamphetamine use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. However, taking methamphetamine during pregnancy does not endanger the health of the fetus, and you can use this antibiotic with a doctor’s prescription.
The effect of taking Methenamine on driving
Methamphetamine can not make you drowsy, you do not need to avoid driving.
Intermediate drug interactions
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: sulfonamides (sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethysol), products that reduce uric acid levels (urinary alkalizers such as antacids, sodium bicarbonate, potassium sodium or sodium bicarbonate). Carbonic acid such as acetazolamide).
This drug may interfere with certain laboratory tests and may lead to false test results. Before testing, tell your lab staff and all your doctors that you have used this medicine.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking methamphetamine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have a dehydration problem.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to medications or antibiotics.
Side effects of methamphetamine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal muscle cramps
Bloody urine, headache, frequent urination, heartburn: See your doctor if you have these symptoms.
Allergic symptoms such as hives, nausea, vomiting and red skin rash
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Methenamine.
Side effects of methenamine overdose (methenamine poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Methenamine
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.