Treatment for Cystitis

If you have had cystitis before or you know you have non-infectious or a mild case of cystitis, your cystitis should clear up with a remedy such as Cystopurin.

  • Use a remedy such as Cystopurin, a low-sodium treatment containing potassium citrate, which helps neutralise the acidity of urine.
  • Drink half a pint of water straight away and every twenty minutes for three hours. It can be flavoured with squash (not juices) or weak tea.
  • Drink cranberry juice as it may help maintain the female urinary system and fights the bacteria that sometimes cause cystitis.

Relieving the symptoms

Cystopurin

Cystopurin is available over the counter (OTC) from your local pharmacy.

It is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

If symptoms persist longer than the 48 hours treatment you should consult your doctor. Do not take Cystopurin if you are pregnant, or have had kidney or heart disease, without first consulting your doctor. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms or it is the first time you have suffered from cystitis, visit your doctor immediately in order to help prevent complications. Your doctor can advise you on the best treatment for you. Cystitis that is caused by a bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

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Even though cystitis can make you not want to urinate because it’s so uncomfortable, make sure you keep drinking lots of water.

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