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Does elmiron (pentosan) work well for interstitial cystitis?

Does elmiron (pentosan) 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. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


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Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?

Wear Foley 2 months.  taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough.  penis is eroding.How to retrain?

Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Cystografin contrast: Is the "dye" used, it is introduced through a catheter and is not medication. I personally have gentamicin 80mg added to the cystografin before instillation into bladder to reduce the mild risk of causing a UTI to virtually nil. ...Read more

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Is pentrexcil used urinary tract infection?

Is pentrexcil used urinary tract infection?

Yes: Pentrexcil is a trade name for Amoxicillin which is a very safe and commonly used antibiotic around the world. It has many uses including treatment of utis. ...Read more

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Is oxybutynin the best choice for neurologic bladder and occasional bladder leakage? or detrol? or vesicare (solifenacin)?

Is oxybutynin the best choice for neurologic bladder and occasional bladder leakage? or detrol? or vesicare (solifenacin)?

It's the cheapest: oxybutynin happens to be the original (and che"anticholinergic" on the market, originally developed in the 1970's. It is effective but has side effects (dry mouth, eyes, and constipation). The newer drugs have slightly better side effect profiles. Check out the new beta agonist myrbetriq too. See a specialist in neurogenic bladder, urologists often have additional training in this area. ...Read more

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Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?

Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?

2nd opinion: There are a variety of treatments for interstitial cystitis including medications and dietary changes. If you are not satisfied with the diagnosis of this physician then consider getting a second opinion. Emiron is a highly effective medication. Lidocaine bladder irrigation and interstim could also be considered. ...Read more

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Will flavoxate hydrochloride treat a uti?

Will flavoxate hydrochloride treat a uti?

No: Flavoxate hydrochloride (Urispas) is an anti-cholinergic drug that is used for urinary incontinence. One needs an appropriate antibiotic therapy to treat an urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

For symptoms yes: But it probably doesn't actually treat the condition ie heal the bladder wall. Painful bladder syndrome includes manythings that aren't ic such as pelvic floor dysfunction that will respond well to rehab. ...Read more

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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Can be used: Bethanechol can be used temporarily for acute urinary retention. It is not a recommended long-term treatment, however. ...Read more

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Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

It works. : Ditropan (oxybutynin) is part of a family of medications called anticholinergics that can help calm the bladder. It is an effective treatment for overactive bladder and has been used to help manage bladder spasms. Bladder spasms often occur with bladder irritation, such as that after surgery, or during infection, or in neurologic problems of the bladder. Side effects often can limit the dose. ...Read more

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Does ditropan (oxybutynin) medicne for bladder control work?

Does ditropan (oxybutynin) medicne for bladder control work?

Yes it does: Best to try generic oxybutinin er (extended release) first, works just as well for most & is cheaper & has lower co-pay. ...Read more

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Which is better for treating hyperhidrosis: ditropan (oxybutynin) or glycopyrrolate?

Which is better for treating hyperhidrosis: ditropan (oxybutynin) or glycopyrrolate?

Depends: Both are used to treat hyperhidrosis. Effects are different to different patients although pts tend to complain about ditropan (oxybutynin) side effects more: drowsiness, decrease mentation...The number one side effect I hear about robinyl is dry mouth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin  Er 10 mg...

Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax,making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Elmiron (Definition)

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