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What should I know about DMSO before taking it?

DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is used to treat interstitial cystitis only. It does not treat a bladder infection. During treatment, a syringe or catheter is inserted through the urethra to carry the DMSO solution into the bladder.

The solution remains in the bladder for about fifteen minutes. The DMSO leaves the body when you urinate.  This procedure may need to be repeated every two weeks or so until the symptoms of interstitial cystitis are gone.

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