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Is there any herbal product helpful in treating interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Cysta Q

Product by farr labs based on one study for ic & one on prostate.
Both done by dr. D. A. Shoskes. The ic study had 22 patients. Neither study was good. And from the search i did, i could not find a randomized placebo trail. As with many treatment for ic, some patients may find benifit but this has not been my experience in treating my patients. However, i haven't seen any harm in trying it.

In brief: Cysta Q

Product by farr labs based on one study for ic & one on prostate.
Both done by dr. D. A. Shoskes. The ic study had 22 patients. Neither study was good. And from the search i did, i could not find a randomized placebo trail. As with many treatment for ic, some patients may find benifit but this has not been my experience in treating my patients. However, i haven't seen any harm in trying it.
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Cysta-Q

Has been shown to help in placebo controlled study.

In brief: Cysta-Q

Has been shown to help in placebo controlled study.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Maybe

There have been multiple herbal products used in ic.
Most have proven ineffective. Avoiding known bladder irritants such as alcohol, caffeine, and acidic foods may be more helpful than adding herbal products.

In brief: Maybe

There have been multiple herbal products used in ic.
Most have proven ineffective. Avoiding known bladder irritants such as alcohol, caffeine, and acidic foods may be more helpful than adding herbal products.
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
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