Hexamine hippurate (Hiprex) is used to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Hiprex is an antibacterial that works in the urine to kill a variety of different bacteria.
Hiprex works better if the urine is more acidic so it’s often recommended that you take vitamin C along with it. Vitamin C helps to lower the pH of urine, which makes it more acidic. You should also avoid using medications that increase the pH of urine (make it more alkaline) such as Ural or similar, as these can make Hiprex less effective.
Hiprex can have side effects including:
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of taking any medication with your healthcare professional.