What is Methenamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hiprex Mandelamine Urex Show all


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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Methenamine

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Methenamine

Dosage Patients
1 g twice daily 2
0.5 g twice daily 1
1 g daily 1
2 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Methenamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Currently taking Methenamine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Methenamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Methenamine

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:

See ButYouLookSoWell's full Methenamine history

Oct 24, 2013 (Started Sep 10, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • 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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