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How does Cystistat® work?
The glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer on the luminal surface of the bladder wall is believed to provide a protective barrier against microorganisms, carcinogens, crystals and other agents present in the urine and has been identified as the primary defence mechanism in protecting the transitional epithelium from urinary irritants.5
There is evidence that the GAG layer of the bladder is deficient in cystitis. Deficiencies in this GAG layer of the bladder epithelium may destroy its barrier function and allow the adherence of bacteria, microcrystals, proteins and ions, or the movement of ionic and non-ionic solute residues (i.e. urea) across the epithelium.5
This deficiency contributes to the clinical symptoms in the diseases such as interstitial cystitis, cystitis caused by infections, trauma, urolithiasis, urinary retention, neoplasia and radiation induced cystitis.5
Cystistat® has been developed to temporarily replenish the deficient GAG layer on the bladder epithelium. The active substance is a highly purified sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.5
5. Cystistat® patient information leaflet