Frequently asked questions about UTIs, symptom relief and Ural

There are two types of Ural products you can use if you have a UTI:

Ural Effervescent Powder is a urinary alkaliniser and can be taken as soon as you notice any UTI symptoms. This pleasant-tasting effervescent drink in lemon or cranberry flavours, helps make your urine less acidic providing relief from the painful, burning symptoms of UTIs. It can be taken up to four times a day – just always read the label and follow the directions for use on the pack.

If your symptoms don’t improve within a couple of days or if you feel worse, see your pharmacist or doctor.

Ural Effervescent Powder shouldn’t be taken for more than five days, unless your doctor or other healthcare professional advises otherwise.

Ural Daily Supplement High Strength Cranberry 60,000 mg capsules support urinary tract health.

This concentrated cranberry extract supplement helps reduce the occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis, assists in the flushing of the urinary tract and the maintenance of urinary tract health. These easy to swallow gel capsules can be taken daily with food or as directed by your doctor or other healthcare professional.

If you think you have an UTI, it is important that you consult with a healthcare professional. Treatment with antibiotics may be needed, so seek advice from your doctor.

As well as any treatments your doctor may prescribe for an UTI, self-care such as drinking lots of fluids, (especially water) may help have a flushing effect on the urinary tract. Avoiding acidic drinks and foods and using a urinary alkaliniser such as Ural Effervescent Powder can also help relieve the painful burning UTI symptoms.

These types of self-care may help with UTI symptoms, but do not treat its cause.

Ural products can be used in combination with most antibiotics to help relieve painful symptoms while the antibiotic begins its work. It is important to always ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can take Ural Effervescent Powder in combination with the particular antibiotic prescribed for you as some antibiotics have potential interactions with urinary alkalinisers.

Cranberries have a long history of being used in urinary health. Cranberry supplements will not cure UTIs but may help reduce the occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis by discouraging harmful bacteria from attaching to the walls of your bladder and urethra. Cranberries can assist in flushing of the urinary tract and the maintenance of urinary tract health.

Ural Effervescent Powder contains 644 mg of sodium per sachet and should be taken into account if you are on a low sodium diet. Please refer to your healthcare professional for further advice if you are unsure if Ural is right for you. Ural Daily Supplement High Strength Cranberry 60,000mg capsules are sodium free.

Ural Lemon Effervescent Powder contains the artificial sweetener sodium saccharin and does not contain sugar.

Ural Cranberry Effervescent Powder contains saccharin and natural sugar derived from vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit juice dry.

Ural Daily Supplement High Strength Cranberry 60,000 mg capsules are sugar free and free from all artificial colours and sweeteners.

When you are prone to getting UTIs, drinking lots of water is one of the easiest things you can do to help prevent them coming back. You may find that there are certain foods and drinks, products or activities that trigger your UTIs – keeping a diary may be a helpful way of identifying these possible triggers.

A recurrent UTI is characterised by the occurrence of another infection following the complete resolution of a previous UTI. Guidelines for UTIs define recurrent UTIs as when you have two or more urinary tract infections diagnosed by your doctor in the past 6 months, or three or more in a 12 month period.

An antibacterial tablet such as URAMET Tablets (methenamine hippurate 1g) helps prevent recurrent UTIs. Uramet suppresses bacteria in the urine that can cause UTIs and can be taken daily. It may be used for short or long term UTI prevention. Uramet is not a treatment option for an existing UTI, instead it acts as preventative treatment.

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You should NOT take Ural Effervescent Powder if you are taking a product that contains methenamine hippurate (such as Uramet). Methenamine hippurate tablets are most effective in an acidic environment. Ural Effervescent Powder is a urinary alkaliniser and will make your urine less acidic, thus compromising the effectiveness of the methenamine hippurate tablets.