DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is a liquid solution that treats pain and discomfort in your bladder caused by interstitial cystitis, also known as bladder pain syndrome. A healthcare provider will give you this solution as an injection into your bladder in a hospital or clinic setting. The brand name of this medication is Rimso-50®.
DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE (dye meth il suhl FOK sahyd) is a solution for your bladder. It is used to treat the bladder pain or discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Rimso-50
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medicine is given by a catheter or syringe infusion into the bladder. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital of clinic setting. Try to hold this medicine in your bladder for 15 minutes after treatment.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Keep appointments for follow-up doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care provider if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Your vision and blood may be tested before and during use of this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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