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No generic medication is available for Hiprex (Methenamine Hippurate)
What Hiprex is and what it is used for
Hiprex contains the active substance methenamine hippurate and belongs to a group of medicines called anti-bacterials. These work by killing many different types of bacteria which cause infections. Hiprex is used to treat infections of the urinary tract and stop them from coming back. The urinary tract is a collective name for the parts of the body that produce, store and transport urine. These include the kidney, bladder and tubes called the ureter and urethra. It is also used to avoid urinary tract infections in patients with catheters from their bladders (a tube that helps with incontinence) and in people undergoing certain medical procedures
How to take Hiprex
Always take Hiprex exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Important: Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you. Your dose will be shown clearly on the label that your pharmacist puts on your medicine. If it does not, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 136 mini 0117_GI_Hiprex_1g_56UK1813110-02.indd 1 29.03.18 09:40 Adults The recommended dose is one tablet twice a day. If you have a catheter your doctor may increase your dose to one tablet three times a day. Use in children Not for children aged under 6. Children aged 6 – 12 years the recommended dose is half a tablet (500mg) twice a day. Method of administration The tablets can be broken in half. If you find it particularly difficult to swallow them, the tablets may be crushed and taken with a drink of milk or fruit juice. If you take more Hiprex than you should If you accidentally take more Hiprex than you should you might be sick or see blood in your urine. Drink plenty of water and immediately go to the nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor. Your doctor may give you another medicine to stop you being sick. If you forget to take Hiprex Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take your next dose as planned. If you stop taking Hiprex Your doctor will tell you how long to take your medicine for. Do not stop taking Hiprex without first talking to your doctor. If you have further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may experience the following:
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
• Stomach irritation
• Bladder irritation usually seen as a burning sensation and pain on urinating.
Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data)
• Diarrhoea, abdominal pain
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to Store Hiprex
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Hiprex after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store Hiprex below 30°C, with the bottle lid tightly closed in its original carton. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return any medicine you no longer need to your pharmacist.
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