Tip for when using phenazophyridine

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD


Tip for when using phenazophyridine

I enjoyed the review by Dr. Iglesia on agents that are used to demonstrate ureteral patency. I like phenazopyridine because it is cheap and readily available. It works great if you remember one thing: drain the bladder first so the orange color stands out in the colorless saline irrigant. Otherwise, the orange-dyed urine obscures the orange ureteral jets.

John H. Sand, MD
Ellensburg, Washington

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