Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis
WHAT IS URICLENSE USED FOR?
Cystitis occurs when the bladder becomes inflamed. Cystitis usually occurs as a result of a common form of infection. Certain bacteria naturally live in the large intestine including a bacterium called E.coli (Escherichia coli). Most of the time, our body keeps E.coli in check and it is not a problem. However, sometimes, E.coli may cause infections by attaching to the cells of the bladder, resulting in a bladder infection and inflammation.
Cystitis makes passing urine very painful. Urination is usually more frequent with a feeling of greater urgency. Sleep may also be disturbed due to the pain and discomfort, and working life may be disrupted.
Cystitis generally most commonly affects women, but may affect all age groups from either sex.
URICLENSE effervescent tablets:
•Relieve the burning symptoms associated with cystitis.
•Helps to reduce the frequency and recurrence of cystitis.
WHAT IS IN URICLENSE?
Each URICLENSE effervescent tablet contains:
•Herbal extract equivalent to 10 grams of cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon) fresh fruit.
•Other ingredients: sodium bicarbonate 1.5 g, citric acid anhydrous 750 mg and tartaric acid 800 mg. These are alkalising ingredients which raise the pH (or reduce the acidity) of urine.
HOW DOES URICLENSE WORK?
E.coli bacteria make chemicals that enable them to cling on to the cells in the bladder where they can replicate and cause infection. URICLENSE contains cranberry that can prevent bacteria such as E.coli sticking to the cells of the urinary tract lining. As the bacteria are unable to attach and adhere to the bladder cells, the bacteria are passed out while urinating, and cystitis is then less likely to develop.
HOW TO TAKE URICLENSE?
Take one URICLENSE effervescent tablet dissolved in a glass of cool water to help prevent cystitis.
URICLENSE may be taken up to four times daily if necessary to relieve the symptoms of cystitis.
WHO IS AT RISK OF CYSTITIS AND MAY NEED URICLENSE?
•Females generally have a greater risk of cystitis than males, especially in the following situations:
◦increased frequency of sexual intercourse
•People with incorrect, compromised or poor toilet hygiene such as people with dementia or young girls.
•People who fail to empty their bladder properly due to various conditions such as kidney or bladder stones or, for males, an enlarged prostate.
•People with diabetes.
•People who have an altered immune system.
•People with a childhood history of cystitis.
•People with an abnormally structured bladder.
•People who have a urinary catheter in place or after its removal.
URICLENSE effervescent tablets can also assist people who suffer from incontinence by deodorising the urine and making it smell more pleasant.
WHY CHOOSE URICLENSE?
•Treats and prevents cystitis discomfort.
•Helps reduce the frequency and recurrence of cystitis.
•Contains a natural active ingredient, cranberry, which both helps discourage adherence of harmful bacteria in the bladder and helps deodorise urine and disguise urinary odours in people with incontinence.
•Over the counter availability.
•Gluten & lactose free.
•Pleasant tasting, cranberry flavoured, effervescent formulation.
•Good choice for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules.
•Low sugar content.
ADVICE FOR PATIENTS
•Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.
•Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about URICLENSE, cystitis or incontinence.
•If symptoms, pain or irritation persist for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate action.
•URICLENSE contains 412.4 mg (17.94 mmol) of sodium per dose, which should be taken into account by those on a low sodium diet. The maximum recommended dose of four tablets daily contains 1.65 g of sodium.
USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. INCORRECT USE COULD BE HARMFUL. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST. YOUR PHARMACIST'S ADVICE IS REQUIRED.
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: Please review the full Product Information (available from Genepharm on request) before dispensing/prescribing. Further information is available on request from Genepharm, Baulkham Hills NSW.