Methenamine Hippurate (generic name) is a urinary antiseptic which concentrates in the urine as formaldehyde, this kills bacteria in the urine and can eliminate urinary tract infections. This drug is usually used to prevent a recurring urinary tract infection, rather than treat an active one. Although Methenamine Hippurate is an antibiotic, it will only work on urinary tract infections specifically. The price of Methenamine Hippurate is high, at around $70 for 100 0.5mg tablets. However, you can buy your Methenamine Hippurate at a far lower price by using our savings coupons. Simply use the Optum Perks search engine to locate the best savings in your area, then download and print the savings card and use it in your local pharmacy.

Methenamine Hippurate is classified as an antibiotic. It is used to prevent recurring urinary tract infections.

Consult with your doctor for specific dosing instructions for this medication for the treatment of your condition.

Methenamine Hippurate is available in compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet forms.

This drug is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) such as cystitis or pyelonephritis.

The typical dose of Methenamine Hippurate 1 mg orally twice a day (morning and night).

This may not be a complete list of warnings. Consult with your doctor regarding possible risks associated with taking this medication, and refer to the warning label on your medication for more information.

Major Side Effects

You should check with a medical professional immediately if any of these side effects are experienced when taking methenamine:

Less common: skin rash

Rare: blood in urine, lower back pain, pain or burning while urinating.

Minor Side Effects:

Less common: nausea and vomiting

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