Azo-standard is a drug which is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI), Surgeries and injuries. This drug is available in tablet form 100mg and 200mg doses respectively. It contains chemical name as phenazopyridine hydrochloride. It has lot of positive results in market as well thousands of positive reviews online. This medicine is recommended by physician as no 1 drug for the treatment of urinary tract infections. There are many other drugs like it such as Baridium, Nefrecil, Phenazodine Prodium, Pyridiate, Pyridium, Pyridium Plus, Sedural, Uricalm, Uristat, Uropyrine, Urodine and Urogesic. But this (Azo-standard) has ruled the market. Its side effects are urine color changing, headaches and stomach upsets (when not taken with food) or dizziness. Which are not harmful. Shortness of breath skin rash and swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or legs are other side effects. Some of the reported cause are methemoglobin reductase, methemoglobinemia and sulfhemoglobinemia,. This drug is not good for a person who has glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency because this drug can cause hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) due to oxidative stress. It can cause serious damage if taken for long term. Many physicians prefer it to it take with antibiotics because this drug doesn’t kill the organism which are the cause of the infection. It provides relief from pain and soreness. So when it will be taken with anti-biotics so there will be dual action one against organisms and other against pain. This drug is not good for a person who has glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency because this drug can cause hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) due to oxidative stress. This drug is preferred to take with physician advice. This drug can be purchased via a drug store or online through websites like CVS.COM
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