Thread: AZO Standard
05-09-2008, 08:22 AM #1
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Hello all! Does anyone take AZO Standard that is made for UTI's? I have heard that it can help with the burning and pressure in the pelvic area from IC, which is my two main symptoms. Any information would be helpful.
05-09-2008, 08:47 AM #2
I use it when I have an infection. I have also used it during a flare because I wanted to go to a friend's house for the evening. If I hadn't used it, I would not have felt up to going. I really don't like using it unless for an infection because it makes me feel icky (must have something to do with that day glow orange), but it is better than what the pain of a flare is like.Sharon
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05-09-2008, 08:54 AM #3
I used it quite a bit (after asking my doc how much I could take and for how long etc) right around diagnosis and during a flare. I'd take it a lot at bedtime so I could sleep through the night etc. But it did really help me, I have no idea what I would have done sometimes without it! The package I think says to take it no more than 2-3 days in a row, so I talked to my doctor about what I could safely use etc if I needed to take it longerHugs,
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05-09-2008, 03:45 PM #4
I used to use AZO, however I've found that for me Urostat and/or Cystex works better, doesnt have that funky after-taste and doesnt cause the queasiness that AZO does.
And like Traceann, I am 'allowed' to take more than the recommended dosage..both my Dr and pharmacist agreed that there's very little risk, if any, associated with taking it long term. Before exceeding the dosage yourself, be sure to run this by your Dr and/or pharmacist to make sure it would be safe for you.
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05-10-2008, 04:48 AM #5
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I found that any type of peridium(azo) made my bladder feel worse. I guess I am just weird .
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