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Interstitial Cystitis (Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic) Summary

Description: A condition with recurring discomfort or pain in the URINARY BLADDER and the surrounding pelvic region without an identifiable disease. Severity of pain in interstitial cystitis varies greatly and often is accompanied by increased urination frequency and urgency.

Also Known As: Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic; Cystitis, Interstitial; Chronic Interstitial Cystitis; Painful Bladder Syndrome; Chronic Interstitial Cystitides Show All >>

Networked: 951 relevant articles (106 outcomes, 134 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Interstitial Cystitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan) : 10 outcomes 10 studies in 40 results : IBA
  2. Pentosan Sulfuric Polyester (Pentosan Polysulfate) : 9 outcomes 8 studies in 52 results : FDA 1
  3. Heparin (Liquaemin) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 33 results : FDA 74 Generic
  4. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 12 results : FDA 198 Generic
  5. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 22 results : FDA 168 Generic
  6. Arginine (L-Arginine) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 8 results : FDA 19
  7. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 41 results : FDA 3 Generic
  8. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 14 results : FDA 10 Generic
  9. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 12 results : FDA 20 Generic
  10. Potassium : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 44 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Interstitial Cystitis

  1. Interstitial Cystitis (Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic)
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Pelvic Pain
  4. Overactive Urinary Bladder (Overactive Bladder)
  5. Inflammation
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Key Therapies for Interstitial Cystitis

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  1. Intravesical Administration : 9 outcomes 4 studies in 45 results
  2. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results
  3. Cystectomy : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 42 results
  4. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 2 outcomes in 5 results
  5. Electrocoagulation (Electrocautery) : 2 outcomes in 3 results
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