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Does elmiron work well for interstitial cystitis

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
FDA Category B: Just as when you previously asked, Pentosan polysulfate sodium or Elmiron is US FDA pregnancy category B. Per Drugs.Com - "Animal reproduction studie... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connecti... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Have you tried...: Have you tried over the counter Azo Standard or Pyridium ? Both of these medications are designed to "take the sting out". Your urine will turn ora... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curran
Urology 28 years experience
Hair loss: Hair loss is a potential side effect but does not affect everyone. Save the hair from you brush/comb for one week in a bag then start elmiron (pentos... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Hematuria: its to find out if the source of blood in urine is kidneys or bladder. You just ask for microscopic exam of urine. RBCs from kidney in the urine are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 23 years experience
IC treatments: Simple things like limiting caffeine and soda is a start. There are no magic fixes for ic but there is no test that can tell you have it...Other thin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 26 years experience
Diet, diet& diet: Mainly sticking to the diet. U can try Pyridium and prelief during flares, take zantac (ranitidine) and Tums regularly, elmirontherapy if indicated. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Allergy: The thought is that part of ic is an allergic type response, whether its an allergy to foods/ or an autoimmune type reaction we don't yet know . But A... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
41 years experience
Yes: There are many ways to help with the symptoms. Dietary modifications help some people. I would check out http://www.Ichelp.Org for more information.
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