FAQs about Instillamed®

Are chronic cystitis conditions contagious?

No, chronic cystitis conditions such as interstitial cystitis are non-infectious diseases and are therefore not contagious.

How is Instillamed® administered?

First, you must empty your bladder. To enable Instillamed® to act effectively, the solution is instilled directly into your urinary bladder via a catheter. To do this, a catheter of 12 Charrière thickness should ideally be used, since the sterile hyaluronic acid / chondroitin sulphate solution is slightly viscous (thick). This consistency allows the liquid to adhere optimally to the bladder wall and exert its effect there during the exposure time of at least 30 minutes. You should ideally spend this time in a lying position and you should therefore factor this in when planning the length of your visit to the doctor.

Can I administer Instillamed® myself?

The instillations are usually performed by your urologist. If you are already experienced in self-catheterisation, then you could alternatively also perform the application by yourself at home after consulting your doctor.

Is the administration of Instillamed® associated with pain?

The administration of Instillamed is not directly associated with pain. It can feel unpleasant though when the catheter is inserted into the urethra. Instillamed® is instilled into the urinary bladder through the catheter. The treatment also feels less unpleasant if Instillamed® is instilled at room temperature.

Can Instillamed® also be used for several treatment applications?

Instillamed® 50 mL was developed especially for a single application. Packs that have already been opened must not be used.

How do I best store Instillamed®?

You can store Instillamed® at room temperature. Please note though that the product should not be stored at temperatures above 25°C and that it must not be frozen. This is essential to ensure the shelf life of the product.

How long will Instillamed® keep? Can it also be used after it has expired?

The expiry date is indicated on the side flap of the outer packaging.

As a matter of principle, Instillamed® must no longer be used after this date has expired. We would like to stress once again that the stated expiry date is valid only for unopened syringes. Packs that have already been opened must no longer be used.

Who pays for the costs of treatment with Instillamed®?

Unfortunately, the costs are in principle not paid by the statutory health insurances. However, the costs have in the past been covered by the health insurance on request for some patients. Please be aware that in most cases this involved a lengthy procedure.

Where can I buy Instillamed®?

After consulting your doctor, you can purchase Instillamed® from your pharmacy.

Can Instillamed® also be used during pregnancy?

Since there is no experience of use in pregnant women, treatment with Instillamed® is in principle not advisable.

Possible side effects

No adverse effects are currently known. If you notice a change after administration of Instillamed®, you should contact your doctor immediately.

What do I do if I suspect that I am having an allergic reaction to Instillamed®?

Care must be taken to ensure that Instillamed® is not used if you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients. If you notice a change after administration of Instillamed®, you should contact your doctor immediately.

When should Instillamed® not be used?

Please do not use Instillamed® if you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients.

Since there is no experience of use in either children or pregnant women, the use of Instillamed® is not advisable.