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Hiprex

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2019
Hiprex Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 3/26/2019

Hiprex (methenamine hippurate) is a urinary anti-infective medicine used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections. Hiprex is available in generic form. Common side effects of Hiprex include:

Taking higher than recommended doses of Hiprex may cause bladder irritation, painful or frequent urination, and bloody or pink urine. Tell your doctor if you have these symptoms.

The dose of Hiprex for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1 tablet (1.0 g) twice daily (morning and night). The pediatric dose for children 6 to 12 years is 1/2 to 1 tablet (0.5 to 1.0 g) twice daily (morning and night). Hiprex may interact with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, sulfa drugs, diuretics (water pills), or products containing aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, potassium or sodium citrate, or citric acid (such as antacids, vitamin or mineral pills, urinary alkalinizers, and other medications). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Hiprex should be used only when prescribed. This drug passes into breast milk and the effect on a nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Hiprex (methenamine hippurate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Hiprex Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • painful urination;
  • increased urination;
  • blood in the urine; or
  • any new or worsening symptom.

Common side effects may include:

  • painful or difficult urination;
  • upset stomach, nausea; or
  • rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)

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Hiprex Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Minor adverse reactions have been reported in less than 3.5% of patients treated. These reactions have included nausea, upset stomach, dysuria, and rash.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC at 1-866-982-5438 (1-866-9VALIDUS) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)

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© Hiprex Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Hiprex Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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