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    Can Hydroxyzine be taken for urinary tract and bladder infections?

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I have been having urinary tract and bladder issues. Tried several antibiotics, etc. My doctor has now
prescribed Hydroxyzine HCL 10mg Is this used for urinary tract and bladder issues?
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
used for interstitial cystitis

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Hydroxyzine is sometimes used to treat interstitial cystitis. Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder and interstitial cystitis is a long term condition that it associated with episodes of frequency (passing urine frequently), urgency (needing to rush to the bathroom) and pelvic pain.

The exact cause of interstitial cystitis is not known and it is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means in a person who has been experiencing long term problems, the diagnosis is made after other conditions such as infection, have been ruled out.

Antihistamines such as hydroxyzine is one of the medications used for this condition, though they are others.
Some persons may also require surgical therapies, medication injected into the bladder, electrical stimulation

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James 42 minutes later
Thank you so much for your quick response. Hoping this med gives me some relief!!
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
I hope so as well

If anything else, can let me know
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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