Pipemic Acid - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Sour pipemidat or pipemidic acid is a drug to treat urinary tract infections caused by gram-negative bacteria and some gram-positive bacteria. This drug belongs to the class of quinolone antibiotics.

Pipemic acid kills infection-causing bacteria by inhibiting topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase enzymes that play an important role in bacterial growth. Pipemic acid can only be used with a doctor's prescription.

Pipemic acid trademark: Urinary, Urixin, Urotractin

What is Pipemic Acid

groupQuinolone antibiotics
CategoryPrescription drugs
BenefitTreating urinary tract infections
Consumed byMature
Pipemic acid for pregnant and lactating womenCategory N: Not categorized.

It is not known whether pipemic acid can be absorbed into breast milk or not. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this drug.

Drug formCapsules, film-coated tablets

Warnings Before Taking Pipemic Acid

Pipemic acid should not be taken carelessly. Before taking pipemidic acid, you need to pay attention to the following:

  • Do not take pipemic acid if you are allergic to this medicine or other quinolone medicines.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease. Pipemic acid should not be used in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • See your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to a drug or an overdose after taking pipemidic adic.

Dosage and Instructions for Use of Pipemic Acid

The dose of pipemic acid prescribed by a doctor can be different for each patient. The following are pipemidic acid dosages based on their intended use:

Purpose: Treating acute urinary tract infections

  • 400 mg, 2 times daily, for 7–10 days

Purpose: Treating chronic urinary tract infections

  • 400 mg, 2-3 times daily, for 2 weeks

How to Take Pipemic Acid Correctly

Follow the doctor's advice and read the information on the medicine package before starting to take pipemic acid. Pipemic acid can be taken before or after meals.

If you forget to take pipemic acid, take it as soon as you remember if the gap between the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it is close, ignore it and do not double the dose.

Store pipemic acid at room temperature. Do not store this medicine in a humid place or in direct sunlight. Keep pipemidic acid out of the reach of children.

Pipemic Acid Interactions with Other Drugs

Pipemic acid can cause drug interactions when used with other medicines. The following are some of the interactions between drugs that can occur:

  • Increased risk of QT prolongation when used with nalidixic acid, acebutolol, oxolinic acid, or amantadine
  • Increased effectiveness of acarbose
  • Decreased effectiveness of paracetamol or acyclovir
  • Decreased theophylline metabolism

Pipemic Acid Side Effects and Hazards

Some of the side effects that can occur after taking pipemic acid are:

  • Nauseous
  • Stomach ache
  • Dizzy

See your doctor if you experience any of the side effects listed above or have an allergic reaction to the drug, such as swelling of the lips and eyelids, an itchy rash, or difficulty breathing, after taking pipemic acid.