Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Anticoagulants, Hematologic

Anticoagulants prevent recurrent or ongoing thromboembolic occlusion of the vertebrobasilar circulation.


Polysaccharide glycosaminoglycans may exert a protective effect on the bladder. Heparin has been shown to reduce relapses in patients who respond to DMSO. It is an analogue to the polysaccharide glycosaminoglycan lining of the bladder. Adult dosing is 10,000U intravesically in 10mL sterile water monthly. Polysaccharide glycosaminoglycans are pregnancy category C drugs.

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