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22.02 Phenazopyridine (Pyridium)

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Generic Name

phenazopyridine

Trade Name

Pyridium

Indication

urological pain

Action

provides analgesia to the urinary tract mucosa

Therapeutic Class

nonopioid analgesics

Pharmacologic Class

urinary tract analgesics

Nursing Considerations

• will turn urine red or orange
• may cause headache, vertigo, hepatic toxicity
• monitor renal function

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