I have suffered with interstitial cystitis for a long time, which is also known as painful bladder syndrome. I have also had a few bladder infections here and there, but recently I had a really bad infection that spread to my kidneys. The kidney infection and bladder infection both cleared up with antibiotics, however the cystitis pain is still there. I purchased AZO urinary pain relief tablets to see if they could help with the pain.
Although these pills should probably not be taken long term, I find that they are helpful for temporary relief. I only take these pills when my pain level is very high and intolerable. I try to control my symptoms in other ways, however, they do not always work for me. Especially during times of high stress, when my bladder acts up the most.
These tablets look like a dark red color and they make my urine turn a dark orange color. I had taken a prescription medication for urinary pain called Pyridium when I had my bladder infection. It made my urine turn a dark orange color as well. Pyridium is the only medication that has helped me significantly with urinary pain. While I was looking for something I could take over the counter, I came across this product and found that Pyridium and AZO urinary pain relief tablets are quite similar.
Whenever I am feeling intense pain, which is usually at night, I take two AZO tablets with water. This product gives me relief from the pain and also helps me to sleep better. This product is supposed to help with the pain, burning and urgency from urinary problems. I would say that this product has helped me with all three. I do not get up to the use the bathroom as frequently when I have used these tablets before bed.
I would recommend this product to someone who is suffering from bladder or urinary pain to see if it might help relieve your symptoms. This product costs roughly around $10 for a box of 30 tablets. I find that this product works pretty quickly and effectively. I do not mind my urine turning an orange color if it means I will get relief of intense urinary pain and urgency, especially when I am trying to sleep.