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does elmiron work well for interstitial cystitis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
IC: Yes it does. Having said that, you need to do some diet modification and you may need to be carefully evaluated to rule out other painful conditions t ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
For many patients: Elmiron (pentosan) works well in majority of my patients with ic. Certainly worth trying, but, please be patient because it wil probably take 2 - 3 mo ... Read More
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Dr. Ivan Colon
27 years experience Urology
No: No.
Dr. James Lin
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No and ...: IC itself has been known to slowly diminish bladder functional capacity and Elmiron (pentosan) has not. The natural course & pace of IC patients w ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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Dr. James Lin
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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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
28 years experience Gynecology
Dietary changes: Have you tried the ic diet? Replace all your beverages with flat water. Stay away from citrus, caffeine, carbonation, spicy and acidic foods. Basicall ... Read More
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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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curran
27 years experience Urology
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
Yes: For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification.
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Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
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
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