Botox May Also Help
While not FDA-approved for the treatment of IC, Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A or Botox) is used to treat many conditions of the bladder, including IC. Botox is thought to work by blocking the sensory nerves in the bladder that transmit pain, spasticity, and inflammation. It requires direct needle injections into the bladder.
Revised December 21, 2010