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Cystopen Capsule



Cystopen Capsule is used for treating bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome). It prevents irritating chemicals to contact with the bladder wall.

Cystopen Capsule is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken in an empty stomach at least an hour before having a meal. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are hair loss, nausea, rash, headache, etc. It may also make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so it advised not to drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. If any of the side effects bother you or persist, consult the doctor without delay.

Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for a blood disorder, liver disease or any other health condition. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor prior to the treatment.

Uses of Cystopen Capsule

Side effects of Cystopen Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cystopen

  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Hair loss
    Use gentle hair products such as baby shampoo. Use a soft brush and comb gently. Avoid using hairdryers, curling tongs or hair straighteners and pat your hair dry after washing. Do not color your hair. Protect your scalp by covering your head in the sun. It is necessary to not take the stress and eat a balanced, nutritious diet as it is vital for the health of your hair.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Cystopen Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cystopen Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Cystopen Capsule works

Cystopen Capsule binds to the urinary bladder wall and prevents the irritating chemicals in the urine from coming in contact with the bladder wall.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cystopen Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Cystopen Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Cystopen Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Cystopen Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
There is limited information available on the use of Cystopen Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Cystopen Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cystopen Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Cystopen Capsule, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Cystopen Capsule for relieving bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis.
  • Take it at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals.
  • It may take 12-16 weeks of treatment before any effect is seen. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Inform your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you will be undergoing any surgery or are taking anticoagulants such as warfarin sodium, heparin, or high doses of aspirin as Cystopen Capsule may increase the risk of bleeding.

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Patient Concerns

Interstitial cystitis. Blood in urine. Fever for last 2 days.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Get urine routine examination n culture done
suffering from IC since 3 years. Taking cystopen from then. Improved upto 80%. But how long will it be taken.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Till u feel u r getting benefit from that consult ur urologist before stopping it
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Q. Can the use of Cystopen increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Cystopen is a weak anticoagulant, and it may increase your risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding, or if you notice blood in stool.

Q. Is Cystopen a steroid?

No, Cystopen is not a steroid. It is used in the treatment of interstitial cystitis which is also known as bladder pain syndrome. This disease may cause sores on the inner lining of the urinary bladder along with areas of tiny bleeds, and the patient complains of pain and a frequent urge to urinate.

Q. How long does it take Cystopen to start working?

Generally, it takes about 3 to 6 months of continuous therapy to find some benefit or improvement. However, the duration of start of effect is variable as Cystopen is recommended for long-term use to get effective clinical benefit. To check the effectiveness of the medicine, patients are reassessed after 3 months of treatment. This is also done to analyze whether the medication can be continued longer if the patients have not encountered any side effects.

Q. Who should be cautious while starting Cystopen?

Do not take this medication without consulting your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have any disease for which you are taking blood thinning medications like warfarin, heparin, aspirin, etc. This is done because the use of Cystopen can increase the risk of bleeding. Also, pregnant women, patients with liver or kidney problems should remain cautious while using this medicine.

Q. How should I take Cystopen?

Cystopen should be taken in the dose as advised by the doctor. Take the medicine whole at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals with one glass of water.

Q. Does Cystopen need to be refrigerated?

No, Cystopen should not be refrigerated. Cystopen comes in the form of capsules and can be stored at a safe place below 30°C. The bottle should be tightly closed to protect the medicine from moisture. Use the medicine within specified time after opening the pack. It is important to discard and stop using this medicine after the expiry date.

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