Dimethyl Sulfoxide Bladder Therapy Dimethyl Sulfoxide Bladder Therapy

Dimethyl Sulfoxide Bladder Therapy

Reduces swelling and pain due to interstitial cystitis and improves blood supply to the treated area.

  • Duration:
    40-50 minutes
  • Sessions:
    6 sessions

THE PROCEDURE

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.

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HOW IT WORKS

Dimethyl sulfoxide is instilled directly into the bladder using a catheter or syringe inserted into the urethra (the tube for passing urine out of your bladder). Our urologist will give you this medicine in our clinic.

After Dimethyl Sulfoxide is placed into the bladder, you will need to hold the medicine in for 30 minutes before emptying your bladder.

Benefits

Dimethyl sulfoxide is used to treat pain and discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis (bladder inflammation or irritation).

Risks

Before using dimethyl sulfoxide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: cancer of the urinary tract.

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Dimethyl Sulfoxide Bladder Therapy CAN BE ONE OF THE EFFICIENT TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

Condition

Interstitial Cystitis

PROCEDURE INFO

This medication is placed into the bladder, usually through a tube (catheter device). The medication is kept in the bladder for at least 30 minutes or as directed by your doctor. After this time, urinate to remove the drug from the bladder.

You may feel a slight pinch but the injections are virtually painless.

The duration of the treatment is 40-50 minutes. The treatment is usually given once a week for 6 weeks until your symptoms are relieved. Sometimes maintenance therapy once a month will be prescribed. Your doctor will discuss the appropriate therapeutic course based on your situation.

A garlic-like taste in the mouth may be noticed within minutes of placing this medication in the bladder. This taste may last several hours, and an odor on the breath or from the skin may be noticed for up to 3 days following use of this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

The patient may experience moderate discomfort on administration. Usually this becomes less prominent with repeated administration.

This medication is believed to reduce swelling and pain due to interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome.

FAQ

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your Dimethyl sulfoxide treatment.

What happens if I overdose?

Since Dimethyl sulfoxide is injected into the bladder and not into the bloodstream, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid while receiving Dimethyl sulfoxide?

Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What other drugs will affect Dimethyl sulfoxide?

Dimethyl sulfoxide used in the bladder is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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