View Full Version : No more utira-c...need alternative!!!
02-15-2011, 05:37 AM
My pharmacy just informed me that they are no longer able to get Utira-C. I take both Utira-C and Elmiron twice a day for my IC. Can anyone give me some suggestions on alternative medications for the Utira-C to discuss with my doctor? I have tried going without the medication, but I quickly suffer from painful flare-ups and spasms. I'm waiting for my doctor to call me back to discuss an alternative medication, but I would like to be informed of some options to discuss with her.
02-15-2011, 09:32 AM
If you are having spasms, the best thing is a low dose of valium to relax the vaginal area. Or vaginal suppository of valium. I know thats helped me in the past. Even some ibuprofen helps. Def. talk to your uro, they should have lots of alternative meds for you to try!
02-15-2011, 12:10 PM
Maybe a pharmacy in canada can help you? I hope and pray that you get the help you need hugs to you.:pray:
02-15-2011, 03:33 PM
I take Urelle every day, and recently refilled my 90-day prescription. It works just as well as Utira-C did for me.
02-16-2011, 12:35 AM
My pharmacist gave me UTA (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/uta.html) which is an equivalent drug.
05-31-2011, 12:02 PM
I too use Urelle. it helps me much more then Azo. and I can take it every 4 hours when I travel per dr orders. Still doens't let me travle for hours on end. but better then before. I am grateful I have at least this.
LOL Am waiting for that to be backorderd.
05-31-2011, 08:28 PM
This is odd, I couldn't find UTA at any pharmacy, but they had Utira-C, so my doc had to change the rx. Crazy stuff. I hate that the Elmiron is hard to find too, because I am only in month 2 on it, so I don't know if it will help. It hasn't done much yet, still in lots of pain.
06-01-2011, 02:08 PM
I don't think it is available in Canada. I asked for it once and my uro looked at me like I had a third eye.
06-13-2011, 02:26 AM
Tramadol Was the first alternative my pharmacist suggested. Then my pain doctor suggested the same. Ultram is the brand name. It feels about the same as Darvocet when blocking pain. I have a very mild floaty feeling from it if I overlap the doses, but it doesn't effect my productivity. Darvocet gave me no high at all, even with a double dose. That's why I liked it! Tramodol is meant to last 12 hours. My thyroid makes my metabolism is high, so every eight hours works for me, Start with 2 a day. You will be happy with it. VERY EFFECTIVE. Good luck.
Lexi ~~( :>
P.S. You need a script each month for it. No refills are given.
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