what is URAMET?

URAMET helps prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

It is an antibacterial tablet that contains the active ingredient methenamine hippurate. Uramet works by suppressing bacteria in the urine that can cause UTIs.

Uramet is intended to help reduce the frequency of recurrent UTIs. It is a non-antibiotic therapy, that may be used for short or long-term therapy.

  • Sugar free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Sodium free
  • No artificial colours

how does URAMET work?

Methenamine hippurate is a urinary antibacterial agent and is the active ingredient in Uramet that helps suppress bacteria in the urine that is associated with chronic or recurrent UTIs.

The active ingredient, methenamine, releases a compound that is effective at helping to suppress bacteria in the urine. Uramet works best in an acidic environment.

Uramet is very specific in how it works and is only effective for suppression of urinary bacteria associated with chronic or recurrent infections of the urinary tract.

What is a recurrent UTI?

A UTI is considered recurrent
if you have 2 or more UTIs
diagnosed by your doctor in
the past 6 months or 3 or more
within a 12-month period.

what does URAMET do?

  • Therapy to help prevent recurrent UTIs
  • Works by targeting the bacteria in the urine that cause UTIs
  • May be used for short or long-term UTI prevention
  • It can be taken every day to help prevent recurrent UTIs
  • Can be used after successful initial antibiotic
    treatment of UTIs – to help stay infection free
  • Available in 2 bottle sizes; 20 tablets and 100 tablets*

*Uramet 100 tablets is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

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A guide to URAMET

Directions for Use

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Adults and
children 12 years
of age and over:
Take 1 tablet
twice daily

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Swallow the
tablet with a
full glass of
water or other

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tablets can
be taken with
or without

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If you prefer, you can
cut the Uramet tablet
in half or crush it and take
it with a drink of milk
or fruit juice

when to take URAMET

Uramet is for the suppression of bacteria in the urine to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

  • Uramet is suitable for adults and children 12 years of age and older
  • It may be used for short- or long-term therapy to help prevent recurrent UTIs
  • It can be started after successful antibiotic treatment of a UTI to help prevent recurrent UTIs.

when not to take URAMET

Do not take URAMET if:

  • You have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to methenamine hippurate or any of the other ingredients in Uramet.
    You can check all ingredients here in the Uramet Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflet.
  • You have certain medical conditions.

Tell your pharmacist if you have any medical conditions before taking URAMET.

Before taking URAMET, tell your pharmacist if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Taking other medicines

You will need to check with your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking any other medicines.

Refer to the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) for more information on when you must not take Uramet

  • Uramet should not be taken with urinary alkalinisers (like Ural Effervescent Powder or Citravescent®) as Uramet (methenamine hippurate) works best in an acidic environment
  • Certain medications may interact with Uramet – including sulphur-based medicines (sulphonamides).

URAMET should not be used to treat an existing urinary tract infection – it is a preventative therapy.

If you are not sure whether Uramet is right for you, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. They will be able to answer any queries you may have and advise you on whether Uramet is suitable for you.