I am a 77 yr old with interstitial cystitis. I'm taking Elmiron. What treatment is best for someone my age with this condition?

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

There are many options for any person with IC. Certainly, age may play a part but should generally not restrict treatment. Since IC symptoms vary, treatment can be guided towards a patient's complaint. For example, use an overactive bladder medication if they have urgency or use bladder instillations if they have irritating symptoms like pain or burning.

Published on Feb 19, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

There are many options for any person with IC. Certainly, age may play a part but should generally not restrict treatment. Since IC symptoms vary, treatment can be guided towards a patient's complaint. For example, use an overactive bladder medication if they have urgency or use bladder instillations if they have irritating symptoms like pain or burning.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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