Uta

Name: UTA

UTA Side Effects

Methylene blue will most likely cause your urine or stools to appear blue or green in color. This is a normal side effect of the medication and will not cause any harm.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe dizziness, blurred vision, fast heart rate;
  • agitation, confusion, feeling restless or excited;
  • painful or difficult urination; or
  • shortness of breath.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild dizziness;
  • dry mouth; or
  • nausea, vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is UTA (hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium biphosphate)?

Hyoscyamine produces many effects in the body, including relief from muscle spasms.

Methenamine and methylene blue work as mild antiseptics that fight bacteria in the urine and bladder.

Sodium biphosphate is a form of phosphorus, which is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body.

Hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium biphosphate is a combination medicine used to treat bladder irritation (pain, burning, inflammation) caused by urinary tract infection. This medicine is also used to prevent bladder discomfort during a medical procedure.

Hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium biphosphate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What other drugs will affect UTA (hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium biphosphate)?

Many drugs can interact with this medicine. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Also, hyoscyamine can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • neostigmine or pyridostigmine;

  • bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin, fesoterodine, oxybutynin, tolterodine, solifenacin;

  • bronchodilators such as ipratropium or tiotropium;

  • cold or allergy medicine that contains an antihistamine;

  • a diuretic or "water pill";

  • an MAO inhibitor--furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine;

  • medication to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome;

  • medication to treat gout, kidney stones, or an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium);

  • medication to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease;

  • narcotic pain or cough medication--codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, propoxyphene, and others; or

  • sulfa drugs.

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium biphosphate. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

How is this medicine (UTA) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • Take with or without food.
  • Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids every day unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • A fast heartbeat.
  • Blurred eyesight.
  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling very sleepy.
  • Feeling confused.

How do I store and/or throw out UTA?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about UTA, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about UTA. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using UTA (hyoscyamine, methenamine, methylene blue, and sodium phosphate monobasic).

Review Date: October 4, 2017

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Change in color of urine or stool to blue or green.
  • Flushing.
  • Feeling sleepy.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of Uta may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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