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Is AZO Vegan Friendly?

Updated: May 11, 2023

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can occur in any part of the urinary system. The most common cause of UTIs is the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) but it can be caused by other bacteria as well. Typically, women are at greater risk of developing UTIs with approximately fifty to sixty percent experiencing one in their lifetime. Common symptoms involve persistent urge to urinate, pelvic pain, and a burning sensation when urinating. UTIs are treated with antibiotics, but many women still experience symptoms during the first few days of treatment leading them to buy AZO.

What is AZO?

AZO is an over-the-counter brand mostly known for their urinary pain relief products. It contains the active ingredient, phenazopyridine hydrochloride, which helps to relieve pain, burning, urgency, and frequency during a UTI. However, they also offer a variety of items to help with bladder, hormonal, yeast, and vaginal health.

Are ingredients in AZO vegan friendly?

After speaking with a representative from AZO, we are pleased to say they have multiple vegan-friendly products! These include:

AZO Urinary Pain Relief (Vegan Friendly)

Active ingredient: Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride 99.5 mg

AZO Urinary Pain Relief (Vegan Friendly)

Active ingredient: Phenazopyridine hydrochloride 95 mg

AZO Urinary Tract Defense (Vegan Friendly)

Active ingredients: Methenamine 162 mg, Sodium Salicylate 162.5 mg

AZO D-mannose (Vegan Friendly)

Active ingredient: D-mannose

We have verified that the active and inactive ingredients, which can be derived from both animal and plant-based sources, are all in fact plant-based and vegan-friendly.

Co-authored by: Jasmine Uchi


Disclaimer: The product and/or medical information provided on VeganMed is of a general nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or product.


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Jul 03, 2021

What an incredibly informative and well written article! thank you for this information!

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