What is Methenamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hiprex Urex Mandelamine Show all

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See also: Mandelamine

Methenamine Hippurate is an antibiotic used in the prevention or suppression of recurrent urinary tract infections and for the treatment of urinary tract discomfort related to excessive motility of the urinary tract.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 13 4
Prevent infection 13 5
Memory problems 1 0
Numbness 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Methenamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Inability to experience pleasure (anhedonia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Methenamine

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 g twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Methenamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Methenamine

Duration

Currently taking Methenamine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Methenamine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Methenamine

Oct 24, 2013 (Started Sep 10, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I love Methenamine. I do occasionally still get UTIs, but thanks to the Methenamine, they are not burdensome. I also love my neurourologist.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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