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  • Uribel

    Doc just gave me a RX for Uribel. I am much more confortable. Cost of drug. Go to the Uribel web site and download coupon. My insurance does not cover this drug. With the coupon it was $99.00. It seems a lot but the results have been worth. it. I hope that my flare subsides and I don't have to use it too often. I still use Prelief.
    I hope this information helps those in need.

  • #2
    You might ask your pharmacist if there is another brand that is cheaper. There a quite a few of the "blue" drugs that mostly contain the same ingredients. Check your insurance formulary and see if you can find another one that is covered, I am sure your Dr would be willing to change your script. Those type of meds come and go frequently under different names from different companies, that is probably why it isn't on your formulary.

    I am glad that it is helping you.

    Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

    American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom


    • #3
      I have an RX for Uribel also. I've been waiting until I run out of Urelle to try it. Have you used any other similar meds, or is Uribel your first? I'm just curious how I might do on it....since my doctor mentioned that Urelle is no longer available. (I'm not sure why.)
      34 years old, bladder symptoms all my life
      diagnosed with PFD and VV October 2009; IC May 2010

      Current meds:
      Cystoprotek 2 pills twice a day, Hydroxyzine 10 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg, Myrbetriq 25mg, Zoloft 25 mg, Mircrogestin, capsaicin cream (for vulva)
      Other past treatments:
      IC diet, physical therapy, Traumeel injections as needed, TENS unit, heating pad, instills with sodium bicarb, lidocaine, and mucosa compositum
      Tried and didn't work:
      Pyridium, Singlair, Nortriptyline, Elmiron, lidocaine and heparin instills (worked at first, then didn't anymore), various creams, acupuncture


      • #4
        I use UTA,another blue Urinary Tract Anticeptic.I don't know the cost of it as I only have a $9.00 co pay. It works well.


        • #5
          I would really really like to try one of the blue meds, but I was prescribed Hyoscyamine (one of the ingredients) separately and it made my frequency/urgency SO MUCH WORSE! Which is saying a lot, considering I was already going over 30 times a day...on Hyoscyamine, it increased my frequency to 65 times per day. It was really awful...

          I still am tempted to try the Uribel/Urelle/blue meds though, because I am really desperate for a solution.
          28 y/o female

          Bladder Symptoms:
          Severe urinary urgency/frequency with no bladder pain; severe urethral spasms (3x 'normal' pressure). Symptoms began in 2009.

          Failed medications:
          Ditropan XL (severe retention); Hyoscyamine (made bladder spasms worse); Marshmallow Root; D-mannose; Pristiq; Cymbalta; Lyrica; Nortryptaline; Prelief; Enablex; Baclofen; Ativan; Myrbetriq, Valium Vaginal Suppositories; Amitryptaline; Hydroxyzine

          Failed treatments:
          IC Diet (diet does not trigger or improve symptoms); Hydrodistentions (x2); Bladder instillations (made frequency worse); Heating pad (makes frequency worse); Surgical removal of adhesions on bladder


          • #6
            I take hyoscyamine when I have spasms and it's very soothing for me.

            Sometimes with the help of a physician, insurance companies will make exceptions and cover essential medications. It's worth a try for you.

            Stay safe

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