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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


 What next?

  • 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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