Confirmed – Alkalanized lidocaine works for Interstitial Cystitis – and Better Yet With Heparin

In a controlled trial,”a combination of 50,000 units of heparin (Baxter), 200 mg lidocaine hydrochloride (Hospira), and 420 mg sodium bicarbonate in 15 mL of water”  instilled in the bladder, using a “hydrophilic LoFric 10 French catheter was used to minimize urethral trauma” gave significant relief of symptoms over the 12 hours of the trial.

J Sex Med. 2011 Nov 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02542.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Alkalinized Lidocaine and Heparin Provide Immediate Relief of Pain and Urgency in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis.
Parsons CL, Zupkas P, Proctor J, Koziol J, Franklin A, Giesing D, Davis E, Lakin  CM, Kahn BS, Garner WJ.    abstract here

  • Eighteen (18) patients completed the trial.
  • Pain decreases here:

  • No significant adverse events

Comment – got to get some of those catheters. – Have mentioned how to make up the medications elsewhere:
Intra-bladder Alkalized Lidocaine in Interstitial Cystitis – Popular – Easy Preparation Technique

Any practical experience with this would be appreciated…

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