It’s not safe to use phenazopyridine (Pyridium, etc) for more than 2 days.

This is false.

OTC phenazopyridine is labeled for ACUTE use...two days or less. That’s because it’s only indicated for urinary tract infection pain...not because phenazopyridine causes toxicity.

Reinforcing short-term use is designed to make sure the patient is getting an antibiotic that works.

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