What is the role of chondroitin sulfate 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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Additional smaller studies have shown that both hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate produced sustained improvement in symptomatology (up to 3 y) in patients with refractory IC/BPS. [84] Unfortunately, other small studies have not been able to support the use of chondroitin sulfate as a monotherapy for IC/BPS, despite small improvements in pain scores. [85]


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