Why is it done?
- New long-awaited treatment for Advanced or Resistant Painful Bladder Syndrome or “Interstitial Cystitis”
How is it done?
- A Local anaesthetic gel is administered as for a Urethral Catheterisation procedure
- This is done under a sterile procedure.
- A 14-16 Fr Indwelling Catheter is placed into your bladder.
- The i-AluRil is installed using strict administering criteria
- Usually, 1 vial of i-AluRil will be pre-mixed and instilled in your bladder
- The catheter is then removed
- The i-AluRil is required to stay in your bladder for 15 –30 minutes
- This bladder distention could be painful
- WARNING: Any Fevers require urgent attention
- Some local discomfort may be experienced.
- Your voiding nature will change within the next week
- You may experience some improvement in Chronic Bladder Pain
- You may hopefully experience a longer time interval between urination
- Delayed effects would be a urinary tract infection
- NB! Each person is unique and for this reason, symptoms may vary!
- This will be done every week for 4 weeks then fortnightly for the next month
- Maintenance Protocol may be instituted
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