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What are Cystex tablets?

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Cystex tablets temporarily relieve a painful, burning sensation when urinating and frequent urination, according to Drugs.com. The tablets are nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs that contain 162 milligrams of methenamine and 162.5 milligrams of sodium salicylate as the active ingredients.

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Clarion Brands is the creator of these tablets, and the FDA does not approve of this medication as safe and effective, notes Drugs.com. This product can cause stomach bleeding, especially in those over the age of 60, those with stomach ulcers or bleeding problems, and people who drink more than three alcoholic drinks daily while using the product. People who are allergic to salicylates should avoid using this medication. Those who are 12 and older should take two tablets with water three times daily. Some inactive ingredients include benzoic acid, croscarmellose sodium and methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer.

The tablets contain an antibacterial to limit the infection and an analgesic to fight the pain that comes with a urinary tract infection, claims Clarion Brands. It is an over-the-counter medication and available for purchase online and in many drug stores. However, over-the-counter medication and home remedies are not as effective, as only prescription medication can completely treat urinary tract infections. People suffering from a UTI should take Cystex tablets in addition to prescription medication, if a doctor recommends them as treatment.

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