At the 2007 American Urological Association (AUA) convention, three new studies were presented that showed the use of cyclosporin, a drug which supresses the immune system, was effective in SEVERE Interstitial Cystitis cases. The trials show that cyclosporin gives hope to those who have severe I.C., and will only be used in those patients who have failed all other forms of treatment.
Each of the studies also showed how cyclosporin was effective in subduing IC symptoms.
Immune Suppressants, such as cyclosporin, are rarely used because of the life threatening side effects and complications that can occur.
More studies are in the works on cyclosporin.