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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can oxybutinin be used to treat non bacterial prostatitis/interstitial cystitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maurice Sandler
Specializes in Urology
Short no: It is not useful as symptom complex is much different then that for which oxybutinin is used for. You need evaluation and then specific rx.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Yes: Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic and primarily used for the symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence. Though most commonly used as part of the treatment of overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder-related detrusor instability it can be used for any condition or symptom complex with bothersome bladder-related urinary urgency and frequency. It treats the symptom, not the disease.
Dr. Maurice Sandler
Specializes in Urology
Does not work for pain which is the symptom complex for which the question was asked. The answer above does not take into consideration the patients question. The real answer is it wont work for patients problem
May 4, 2014

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