Interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is an inflammatory disease of the bladder that can cause ulceration and bleeding of the bladder's lining and can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis may vary among individuals and may even vary with time in the same individual. Read more: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) Article
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- pentosan polysulfate sodium - oral, Elmiron
- amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- nifedipine, Adalat (discontinued brand), Procardia, Afeditab, Nifediac
- cimetidine, Tagamet HB
- pentosan, Elmiron
- phenazopyridine, Baridium, Pyridium, Urinary Pain Relief
- hydrocortisone injection (Solu-Cortef, A-Hydrocort)
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