Gepan is generally used once a week for 4-6 weeks then once a month, but everyone is different and your urology team will advise you how often you should need it.
If you use it at home, the syringe can be placed in your household refuse, and recycled if your local authority can do so.
Is it effective?
Gepan has been declared the favoured treatment in an independent scientific review1 of therapies for all chronic forms of cystitis.
This is partly because of the number of clinical trials proving that Gepan works. These have been through the stringent peer-review process before they can be published in medical journals. In fact, there are more published scientific studies on Gepan than any other treatment like it.
In one study, more than 80% of patients and physicians rated the treatment with Gepan highly. Especially noteworthy was the improvement of urgency, and urinary frequency decreased considerably. Many patients reported an improvement of their symptoms after the first treatment. However, this is always dependant on individual condition. From experience, symptoms improve continuously in the course of time.
Gepan is also recognised as a more effective treatment for Overactive Bladder than the “gold standard” treatment, Detrusitol tolterodine tartrate tablets2.
Results show that significantly more patients in the Gepan group had continuous symptomatic relief after a year of treatment. Even more remarkably, patients were followed up a year after their treatment had stopped – and the Gepan patients were still experiencing far greater relief from symptoms and improved quality of life compared to the patients who had been treated with Detrusitol, who had gone back to how they were before treatment started.
How does it help?
Gepan improves your quality of life by considerably relieving your symptoms:
- Your lower abdominal pain is alleviated
- Your urinary urgency is reduced
- You don’t have to visit the toilet so often during the day
- You don’t have to get up so often at night
- You can sleep better and feel more refreshed the next day
Before undergoing any form of treatment, you should discuss it fully with your doctor, who should be able to explain the benefits and disadvantages of the particular treatment you are being offered.
For further information please view the Gepan website: www.gepan-instill.co.uk or contact the UK distributer: Purple Orchid Health, PO Box 15079, Dunblane, FK15 5BA www.purpleorchidhealth.co.uk or 0844 415 2420