Treatment Options

I am attempting to list all of the different treatment options that are currently being used to treat Interstitial Cystitis.  This list is in no way comprehensive.  If you have additions, please let me know.  Quite often a combination of these options that are used to help manage this disease.  Additionally, over the course of time, the effectiveness of a particular option may lessen.

“Discomfort associated with Interstitial Cystitis can be so excruciating that, according to surveys, only about half of people with the disorder work full-time.  (https://www.health.harvard.edu)”

  • Bovine Colostrum
  • Amitriptyline
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Classroom TeacherCimetidine
  • Ranitidine
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (Elmiron)
  • Quercetin
  • Intravesical Agents
    • Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
    • Heparin
    • Hyaluronic Acid
    • Chondroitin Sulfate
    • Alkalinized Lidocaine
    • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
  • Hydrodistension
  • Botulinum Toxin A
  • Cyclosporine A
  • Muscle Relaxants
    • Baclofen
  • Alpha Blockers
  • Compound Prescription Suppositories
  • Bladder Anesthetics
    • Uribel
    • Pyridium
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, gummies, creams etc.
  • Homeopathic Remedies (Supplements and Vitamins)
    • Aloe Vera
    • Marshmallow Root
    • Quercetin
    • Uva Ursi
    • Red Reishi Mushrooms
  • Endoscopic
    • Fulguration
    • Laser
    • Resection
    • Steroid Injection
  • Novel Therapies
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • Radical Surgery
  • Antimicrobials
  • Gabapentanoids
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Anticholinergics
  • Sacral Neuromodulation (InterStim)
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Dry Needling
  • Oxybutynin
  • Bladder Training
  • Stress Management
  • Psychological Support
  • Diet