Dimethyl sulfoxide is an anti-inflammatory and bladder irrigating drug believed to reduce swelling and pain due to interstitial cystitis and improve blood supply to the treated area.
Dimethyl sulfate is usually given once a week for 6 weeks until your symptoms are relieved. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully. Your doctor may also want you to take other medicines to treat pain or bladder spasm.
Sometimes maintenance therapy once a month will be prescribed. Your doctor will discuss the appropriate therapeutic course based on your situation.
Your doctor may also prescribe other therapies to help treat pain or bladder spasms associated with IC.