Call Us Today! 1.800.928.7496

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

Pain Relief Flurbiprofen Topical Creams Can Be Fatal To Pets – FDA alert

Editors Note - It's not unusual for IC and/or pelvic pain patients to use a variety of creams to help reduce pain. Today, the FDA issued an alert about flurbiprofen topical creams that could be fatal to companion animals (cats) in the household, apparently through exposure from the human who used the medication. Pet lovers [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:03:33-08:00April 17th, 2015|Consumer Alerts, Our Blog|Comments Off on Pain Relief Flurbiprofen Topical Creams Can Be Fatal To Pets – FDA alert

Common IC Medications, Anticholinergics, May Pose Risk For Seniors

(Editors Note: Earlier this week, I received a phone call from an older IC patient who was suffering from severe side effects while using Amitriptyline. While it was helping reduce her pain, she was struggling with side effects. In talking with her, one thing that I noticed was that she was having trouble following the conversation. She [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:40:32-08:00January 17th, 2015|Consumer Alerts, Our Blog|Comments Off on Common IC Medications, Anticholinergics, May Pose Risk For Seniors

Acidiphilus and IC – Should we take it?

Taking a natural approach to the treatment of any condition, including interstitial cystitis, makes certain sense. And if you look at the American Urological Association guidelines for the treatment of IC, they embrace the use of nutraceuticals in Step One of their treatment guidelines along with other self-help strategies. But, we should not assume [...]

By |2017-01-