What is the role of medications in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Oral medications should be considered only after the aforementioned conservative measures have failed. With the exception of pentosan polysulfate sodium, the drugs listed in the Medication section are not specific for the treatment of interstitial cystitis; however, all of them have demonstrated some degree of efficacy in controlled or uncontrolled studies.


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