AZO Standard helps with the pain, urgency and frequency of urination associated with a urinary tract infection (UTI). It works much better than the normal over the counter pain relievers (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) because it contains Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride, which is an ingredient commonly found in prescription urinary tract pain relievers. AZO Standard helps out a great deal if you’re waiting to see the doctor about your UTI or when you’re waiting for the antibiotics to kick in. It does not treat or cure a UTI. If you have a UTI, you most certainly should see your doctor because a UTI can spread to your kidneys if left untreated and can even caused death in some cases. Recommended dose is 2 tablets 3 times daily with or after meals as needed. You should not use this product for more than 2 days unless directed by a doctor to do so.
My urologist recommended AZO Standard to me once when I had a really bad infection. One of the side effects is that it usually turns your pee an orangish color, so don’t be alarmed. You might want to take extra precaution and wear a pantyliner to prevent staining in case some pee happens to dribble onto your underwear. AZO Standard really does wonders for the pain. I felt absolutely no pain when I peed and the urgency to pee was gone as well. The tablets are very small and easy to swallow. The only bad thing I found with this medicine is that it made me extremely nauseous. Stomach upset is one of the side effects. That’s why it recommends you take it with or just after a meal. I followed the instructions and took mine with food, but it still made me feel sick. One time it made me so nauseous, I threw up, but I have a sensitive stomach. It beats having the pain of a UTI. Unlike AZO Yeast, this product should not be taken on a regular basis as it does not help prevent UTIs. AZO Standard is inexpensive. It costs about $6 to $8 dollars, depending on whether you get the maximum strength or regular strength. For the maximum strength you get 12 tablets for $6, and for the regular strength you get 30 tablets for $8.
(Rated 4/5 Stars)