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Does elmiron work well for interstitial cystitis?

Does elmiron work well for interstitial cystitis?

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 that co-exist with ic. My personal experience has been very good(for my pts). ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


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I've had severe interstitial cystitis pain for months. Doc said "tough out the pain" until elmiron starts working. What can I do for the pain?

I've had severe interstitial cystitis pain for months. Doc said "tough out the pain" until elmiron starts working. What can I do for the pain?

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. Basically avoid any foods or drinks that could cause heartburn and this could help your bladder. Other considerations would be cystoscope with hydro distention, installations, interstim, or other meds. ...Read more

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I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis ?

I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron for ten years   I take it for interstitial cystitis   ?

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 connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a 10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?

I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?

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 and save hair for one week after taking elm iron and see if any difference. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro for uti plus i take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?

I have interstitial cystitis and  im taking cipro for uti plus i take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?

Consult urologist: Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first. ? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) ...Read more

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Can I still work if I have interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Depending on how symptomatic you are you can go to work. Talk to your urologist about local anesthetic that can be injected into the bladder to relieve discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Elmiron (Definition)

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