What are the treatment options for 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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Interventions may include the following:

  • Oral pharmacologic agents (eg, pentosan polysulfate sodium [Elmiron], antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents)

  • Intravesical therapy (ie, medications intermittently instilled directly into the bladder via a catheter)

  • Surgical therapies

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Complementary therapies (eg, acupuncture, hypnosis, pelvic floor massage)

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