There is no cure for IC; the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Often, treatment effectiveness wanes and a replacement must be found through trial and error. Most patients who suffer from IC find relief, usually with multiple, complementary treatments.
There is an FDA-approved oral prescription medication for interstitial cystitis designed to form a protective coating on the bladder lining and repair defects in the lining. Your doctor may prescribe other types or oral medications to help relieve you symptoms.
Uses liquid to expand the bladder to increase capacity and reduce irritation
Medication goes through a catheter or syringe to your bladder to reduce inflammation and prevent muscle contractions.
Improves bladder function
Uses electrical currents to ease pain and reduce urinary frequency; may require surgical implantation of a devise that produces electrical currents.
Is only used in severe cases to increase bladder capacity.