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A 49-year-old female asked:

what medications cause cystitis? i'm having a cystoscopy for interstitial cystitis next week, but wonder if some of my meds are contributing..

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Unlikely: The underlying cause of interstitial cystitis is not well understood. There is no evidence though that it is caused by other medications.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Watch your diet!: I agree but would add that certain foods and drinks can really aggravate your ic discomfort. I usually ask patients when they have flares if they have started any new medications and on occasion have found meds that worsen the symptoms. If you have been on the medication for a while it is unlikely that it would suddenly start causing new problems. Ask your doctor if he has a diet sheet for ic.
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Lasix, (furosemide) water pills: Mostly it's diet issues though.

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