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  • No more utira-c...need alternative!!!

    My pharmacy just informed me that they are no longer able to get Utira-C. I take both Utira-C and Elmiron twice a day for my IC. Can anyone give me some suggestions on alternative medications for the Utira-C to discuss with my doctor? I have tried going without the medication, but I quickly suffer from painful flare-ups and spasms. I'm waiting for my doctor to call me back to discuss an alternative medication, but I would like to be informed of some options to discuss with her.

  • #2
    If you are having spasms, the best thing is a low dose of valium to relax the vaginal area. Or vaginal suppository of valium. I know thats helped me in the past. Even some ibuprofen helps. Def. talk to your uro, they should have lots of alternative meds for you to try!
    Currently Taking:
    20 mg Celexa
    fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg chgd every 3 days
    morphine IR 15 MG, up to 3x daily
    Xanax 1mg as needed (not taken daily)
    900 MG Oxycarbizine (mood disorder)
    300 MG Welbutrin
    Tizanidine 4 mg up to 20 mg daily as need
    Prevacid 30 mg
    Ambien as needed

    my heating pad is my best friend, use daily on my lower back & pelvic area
    blessed to be able to receive massage & Amma , along with Avazzia therapy 3x weekly

    Been diagnosed for 10 years now, consider myself pretty well versed in this disease & would love to help out with new IC sisters or brothers, feel free to message me.


    • #3
      Maybe a pharmacy in canada can help you? I hope and pray that you get the help you need hugs to you.
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      • #4
        I take Urelle every day, and recently refilled my 90-day prescription. It works just as well as Utira-C did for me.


        • #5
          My pharmacist gave me UTA which is an equivalent drug.


          • #6

            I too use Urelle. it helps me much more then Azo. and I can take it every 4 hours when I travel per dr orders. Still doens't let me travle for hours on end. but better then before. I am grateful I have at least this.

            LOL Am waiting for that to be backorderd.
            Sweet Texas Hugs,


            • #7
              This is odd, I couldn't find UTA at any pharmacy, but they had Utira-C, so my doc had to change the rx. Crazy stuff. I hate that the Elmiron is hard to find too, because I am only in month 2 on it, so I don't know if it will help. It hasn't done much yet, still in lots of pain.


              • #8
                I don't think it is available in Canada. I asked for it once and my uro looked at me like I had a third eye.

                My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.


                • #9
                  tramadol or Ultram

                  Tramadol Was the first alternative my pharmacist suggested. Then my pain doctor suggested the same. Ultram is the brand name. It feels about the same as Darvocet when blocking pain. I have a very mild floaty feeling from it if I overlap the doses, but it doesn't effect my productivity. Darvocet gave me no high at all, even with a double dose. That's why I liked it! Tramodol is meant to last 12 hours. My thyroid makes my metabolism is high, so every eight hours works for me, Start with 2 a day. You will be happy with it. VERY EFFECTIVE. Good luck.

                  Lexi ~~( :>

                  P.S. You need a script each month for it. No refills are given.