Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Methenamine hippurate

Synonym(s): Hiprex, Hexamine hippurate, sodium acid phosphate

Introduction

Name

  • Methenamine hippurate.

Class of drug

  • Urinary antiseptic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Long-term control of recurrent urinary infections.
  • Requires acid urine to be effective.
    Hexamine should not be used alone.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Efficacy reduced when used concurrently with drugs which alkalinize the urine (potassium citrate).

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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