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  • ICOS Halts RTX Studies - Shown not to be effective

    According to the recently published ICOS 2003 Corporate Report: We completed patient follow-up in a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating RTX(TM) (resiniferatoxin) for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. In late January 2004, it was determined that RTX was not effective in relieving patients' symptoms. We will not pursue additional studies of interstitial cystitis.

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  • #2
    Thanks for keeping us posted! I'll keep holding out hope that someday something will work miraculously!

    Pam
    Live life to the fullest day to day. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!
    _____________________________

    DX: IC - November 2002 after hysterectomy
    Interstim implanted March 2006 - died May 2011
    Interstim replacement June 2011
    Meds: Pain meds, muscle relaxer, cystex, and marcaine bladder instills as needed.
    Docs: Pain management doc, urologist, family practice

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    • #3
      That's very disappointing. Thank you for letting us know.

      Hugs,
      Donna
      Stay safe


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      • #4
        I have to agree that is very dissappointing news.
        Medicine taken daily or as needed:
        1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
        2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
        3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
        4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
        5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
        5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
        6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
        7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.





        I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!

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        • #5
          Thanks for the up date
          Life is what you Make It .By being kind to every one and all creatures your life will be more pleasant. Live your life for GOD and if it were the last day you were alive becausse it maybe.

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          • #6
            Very disapointing. Thanks for the update.
            Tilly

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            • #7
              Thanks for the update Jill. Is there anything out there right now that is holding alot of promise?
              Cath
              One day at a time

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              • #8
                Heartbreaking news:O(
                teri
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                Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

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                • #9
                  Thanks for posting.

                  Nicole

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                  • #10
                    I had such high hopes for RTX. This is very bad news.

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