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Methenamine: Oral tablet

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  • Daily life interactions

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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
Winthrop U.S., a business of Sanofi-Aventis
Pill Identification: W 1037 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
County Line Pharmaceuticals a Div of Alvogen Group
Pill Identification: CL 20,VP  |  UREX
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
Alvogen, Inc
Pill Identification: CL 20 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
CorePharma, LLC, a Impax Labs Company
Pill Identification: cor 139 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
Rising Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: cor 139 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: E 71 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
Leading Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: W 1037 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Methenamine: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

METHENAMINE (meth EN a meen) is used to prevent urinary tract infections due to bacteria. It is not used to treat an active infection. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Urex: Oral tablet  |  Hiprex: Oral tablet

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Drugs Related by Class to Methenamine: Oral tablet
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Methenamine: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
77.04%
22.96%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.49%
6.4%
18.02%
75.1%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.0 / 5
Tolerable: 4.0 / 5

Bad breath and Smelly Urine
I am taking this because, as a person with Multiple Sclerosis, I have frequent UTI's. My Urilogist said this is a safe drug to be on indefinitely. I have discovered, I believe, that it is causing my urine to smell and my breath to be awful. This sounds minor, but the awful taste is always in my mouth and I've become paranoid about talking in public. Also, in my intimate relations with my husband, we both are aware of an unpleasant odor....I will be working with my urologist to see if there is an alternative.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Kpr
April 06, 2016
From: Ostrander, OH
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


works as intented
I feel much better since taking this med although I did find it bitter taste while swallowing it
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
March 14, 2015
From: San Luis Obispo, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree