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Determining If Methenamine Is Appropriate for Use as a Urinary Antiseptic Agent

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Urology

Objective:

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Description:

Methenamine can be an effective urinary antiseptic agent for certain patients at risk for a urinary tract infection. Methenamine is metabolized to formaldehyde which suppresses bacteria provided it is present for long enough at a high enough urinary concentration.

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