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Consumer Alerts & FDA Recalls covering medications and other alerts affect interstitial cystitis, bladder and pelvic pain patients

Popular Urology Drug, Hyoscyamine, Recalled

Hyoscyamine sulfate, a popular drug use for urology patients struggling with incontinence, has been recalled by Virtus Pharmaceuticals. This recall is the result of irregular medication levels in the medication which can give patients either too much (super potent) or too little (sub potent) medication. Taking a product that is superpotent could result in hot/dry [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:01:19-08:00September 20th, 2016|Consumer Alerts, Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Popular Urology Drug, Hyoscyamine, Recalled

Nail Polish Toxins Found In Urine Could Influence Bladder Health

If you love getting a manicure or pedicure, a recent announcement by the Environmental Working Group will make you rethink the brands you might be using. Polishes by Sally Hansen, Essie, OPI, Revlon, Wet N Wild, Spa Ritual, Orly, theBalm, Nuance, Maybelline and Beauty without Cruelty contain a chemical called triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), known for its endocrine-disrupting [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:02:36-08:00October 21st, 2015|Consumer Alerts, Jill's Journal, Our Blog, Toxic Exposures, Women's Health|Comments Off on Nail Polish Toxins Found In Urine Could Influence Bladder Health

Why You Shouldn’t Load Up on NSAID’s for IC, Bladder or Pelvic Pain

When you struggle with IC and/or chronic pain and don't have access to traditional pain relievers, using an OTC pain relief pill may feel like your only option. Right? I, like most patients, turned to Advil and Tylenol to help reduce my bladder pain when I was first diagnosed. Seriously, IC can hurt terribly and if it's the [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:12:34-08:00July 14th, 2015|Consumer Alerts, Jill's Journal, Our Blog, Pain Care, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Load Up on NSAID’s for IC, Bladder or Pelvic Pain