by Cathy Parkes April 27, 2020
Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. It is used to treat the symptoms of a UTI (burning, pain, frequency, urgency). It is not an antibiotic!
HINT: Pyro = Fire, and reminds you that this medication the "burning" feeling of a UTI.
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Acyclovir and Ganciclovir are antiviral medications. Both medications have a key side effect of nephrotoxicity. Ganciclovir can also cause bone marrow suppression (anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).