Ketamine club drug cause cystitis symptoms


A cystitis caused by abuse of the club drug ketamine looks very much like interstitial cystitis according to a new study done in Taiwan.  This drug is especially popular among young people in Asia, where the study urologists practice . Be aware that this is why your doctor may ask you about your recreational drug use, especially if you are young. The article describes the issue and reports specifically on the type of bladder damage ketamine causes. Symptoms include painful urination, fluctuating lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), lower abdominal or perineal pain, and impaired functional bladder capacities. Blood and pus in the urine are typical. In addition, bladder ulcers, diffuse bleeding, and low capacity are also typical—similar to IC. Treatment entails stopping abuse and use of pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) or hyaluronic acid (Cystistat). The outcome of treatment depends on how severe the damage is.

5 Comments

  1. jardeeq
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    hmmm, do you know what a popular term for ketamine,,,

    i had some friend with that symptoms,, maybe i will ask them about drug use,,,
    btw i livein indonesia

    thanks for the info

  2. James
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    There have also been cases of bladder removals, very sad stuff

  3. Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Rice Cooker
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    This is new for me. Thank you for the information!

  4. Drug Addiction
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    yes, I agree This drug is especially popular among young people in Asia, where the study urologists practice .

  5. gold coast removalist
    Posted April 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I never knew that ketamine could caused cystitis. Its weird to connect but abusing yourself is too abuse to get this disease.

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