Pyridium Indication:

For the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other discomforts arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters.

Pyridium Mechanism Of Action:

Pyridium's mechanism of action is not well known, and only basic information on its interaction with the body is available. It is known that the chemical has a direct topical analgesic effect on the mucosa lining of the urinary tract.

Pyridium Drug Interactions:

Not Available

Pyridium Food Interactions:

Take with food.

Pyridium Generic Name:


  • Pyridacil
  • PAP
  • PDP

Drug Type:

Small Molecule; Approved


Not Available

Toxicity (Overdose):

Methemoglobinemia generally follows a massive, acute overdose.

Protein Binding:

Not Available


Likely hepatic but also in other tissues. One of the metabolites is acetaminophen.

Half Life:

Not Available

Dosage Forms of Pyridium:

Tablet Oral
Tablet Oral

Chemical IUPAC Name:


Organisms Affected:

Humans and other mammals

Pyridium to general, pharmacology

General, pharmacology..
Pain Relief