Among the most disturbing conditions affecting the quality of life of male and female patients are those associated with pelvic region disorders. Urologists and uro-gynecologists visiting patients are well aware of how challenging the treatment of these conditions may be.
The patients afflicted by recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI), interstitial cystitis (IC/BPS), radiation or chemotherapy cystitisstruggle with a damaged bladder urothelium and irritants contained in the urine leak into the bladder submucosal tissues causing strong pain and inflammation.
IBSA products are:
- a prefilled syringe containing a combination of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate which, instilled in the bladder, can prevent damage of the urothelium, enhancing its healing process.
- soft gels capsules, an oral formulation containing hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, in association with quercetin and curcumin, which thanks to its anti-oxidant action is useful in the treatment of pelvic pain and discomfort due to cystitis.
Other vaginal diseases may also benefit from topical treatments with HA, fat-soluble extract of Centella asiatica and liposoluble extract of Chamomilla vulgaris . This formulation is available as vaginal suppositories or vaginal douche, which may result useful in treating vaginal irritation, itching, and uncomplicated atrophic vaginitis.
More recently, IBSA has also focused its interest on male disorders, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) developing an innovative orodispersible film (ODF) of sildenafil, a novel drug-delivery system that allows a fast oral disintegration of the active ingredient into the mouth, also without the need of water for administration, thus ensuring patient’s compliance and acceptability.