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If you have ever had a urinary tract or bladder infection, you know how painful the symptoms can be. Urinating is almost unbearable. It burns, stings, and you always feel like you need to go to the bathroom. I don't have urinary tract infections very often, but thank goodness that when I do get them, I know that I can count on prescription **UTA Capsules **to greatly reduce the symptoms that go along with the infection.
UTA Capsules, or *METHENAMINE / METH BLUE / SALICYLATE / SOD PHOS / HYOSCYAMINE - ORAL, *are not a cure for the infection itself. An prescription antibiotic is isued to cure the infection. As I stated, these capsules, sold under the brand names **Urelle, Urimar-T, and Urogesic-Blue**, are prescribed to help you deal with the very uncomfortable symptoms of the UTI or bladder infection.
It's amazing to me how well this medication works. When you take it as directed, it almost immediately stops the painful burning, stinging, and frequent need to urinate. It also turns your urine a deep aqua color. My doctor gave me samples to use instead of writing me a prescription because he said he a ton of them. He told me that the symptoms would decrease so much after taking UTA Capsules that I may think the infection was gone, but that I should take all of the antibiotic that he prescribed. I believed that the capsules would help but I had no idea how much they would help. It's just one of those miracle medications that relieves painful symptoms more than you could hope and it relieves them very quickly.
Webmd.com says the following about UTA Capsules: *"This medication is used to relieve discomfort, pain, frequent urges to urinate, and cramping/spasms of the urinary tract caused by an infection or a medical procedure. This product alone is not a cure for a serious urinary tract infection. If you have a bacterial infection, an antibiotic is usually prescribed to treat it. Consult your doctor for more details. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years."*
The **ingredients** in UTA Capsules are:
- Methenamine (110 mg) and methylene blue (10 mg): Antiseptic drugs that help to clear a urinary tract infection.
- Phenyl Salicylate: A pain reliever. 36 mg
- Sodium Phosphate: Makes urine more acidic, which helps the drug methenamine work better. 40.8 mg
- Hyoscyamine Sulfate: An antispasmodic drug that relaxes muscle cramps/spasms. 0.12 mg
**How to use UTA Capsules:** *"Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Take each dose with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters), and drink plenty of fluids while being treated with this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you are taking the tablets, handle the tablets with dry hands and swallow each dose quickly with a full glass of water to avoid staining of the skin, mouth, or teeth. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. Take this medication regularly at evenly spaced intervals to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in a few days."*
**Possible Side Effects: ***"Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication causes urine and sometimes stools to turn blue-green. This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat, hot/dry/flushed skin, decreased sweating, fever, eye pain, difficult/painful urination, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, unusual excitement). A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist."*
As with all OTC and prescription drugs, contra-indications may occur with other medications. It's always extremely important to tell your doctor all of the OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription drugs you are taking to make sure that the drugs can be combined without causing complications. Mixing certain medications can cause serious side-effects and may even be lethal.
If you ever go the doctor and he tells you that you have a urinary tract infection, he will more than likely prescribe UTA Capsules for you. If he/she does not, ask for them. If he/she tells you that there are OTC medications that you can purchase that work as well as prescription UTA, he/she must not have ever had a UTI and compared the two drugs. I have. The OTC medication does not releive symptoms as quickly or as efficiently as prescription UTA. If you don't have a prescription drug plan included in your insyrance plan and need to use the OTC brand that releives UTI symptoms, ask your pharmacist which OTC works the best. There really is a difference, and you shouldn't have to endure any more pain than absolutely necessary when relief is available.
- I received a sample