Which treatments for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) are recommended against by the AUA?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The AUA recommends against the following treatments, due to a lack of evidence of efficacy, unacceptable adverse event profiles, or both [3] :

  • Long-term oral antibiotic administration 
  • Intravesical instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) outside of clinical studies
  • High-pressure, long-duration hydrodistension 
  • Systemic long-term glucocorticoid administration

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