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  • Flush with Renacidin?

    http://www.rxlist.com/renacidin-drug.htm
    I have been using the Vetericyn VF. Wondering if anyone has flushed and irrigated with Renacidin? I can have it covered buy a few ways and the Vetericyn I cannot get coverage or help paying for. I think I may try the Renacidin and see how it works for me.

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    I have not used it myself. Before I got my supra pubic catheter, I did a lot of research and that medication came up in the literature I reviewed. I asked my urologist about using it on a prophylactic basis. He said if sediment or encrustation became a problem, he would consider using it.

    Here are a couple old threads with some answers to your question.

    /forum/showthread.php?t=7773&highlight=Renacidin

    http:///forum/showthread.php?t=13905...ight=Renacidin

    http:///forum/showthread.php?t=12195...ight=Renacidin

    http:///forum/showthread.php?t=83557...ight=Renacidin

    http:///forum/showthread.php?t=87506...ight=Renacidin

    All the best,
    GJ

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    • #3
      HI,

      I have no personal experience with the product but antecdotally some folks resport it helps with encrustation. I suggest you review the links GJ provided above that outline the experience of others. I also suggest you speak with your clinician.

      AAD
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      • #4
        I have checked out few of the forums, tnx GJNL. Wondering if it works as well and as strong as Vetericyn.

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        • #5
          Matt has used Renacidin for years, and it's the only thing that works for keeping him bladder stone and grit free. If he's off it for even 10 days (when he takes antibiotics, he's off the Renacidin because the combo of the antibiotics and Renacidin can irritate the bladder), there's build up and even total clogging of the catheter.

          We have cut down the amount used; he was started on 30 cc 3 times a day, and we now use 30 cc twice a day and it works fine.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by zwthomp View Post
            I have checked out few of the forums, tnx GJNL. Wondering if it works as well and as strong as Vetericyn.
            I don't remember if you have a problem with sediment in your urine and encrustation of your catheter. But, I get the sense that the Renacidin is used primarily to reduce or eliminate these problems. If you don't have these issues, then it may not be the product for you on an on going basis.

            All the best,
            GJ

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gjnl View Post
              I don't remember if you have a problem with sediment in your urine and encrustation of your catheter. But, I get the sense that the Renacidin is used primarily to reduce or eliminate these problems. If you don't have these issues, then it may not be the product for you on an on going basis.

              All the best,
              GJ
              I used to have a lot of build up before I started using Vetericyn. Then I am just going to continue the Vetericyn once a day 40-50cc. I just found out the price of the Renacidin, wow. $38.80! I don't have any coverage to pay so it's all out of pocket. I might just tell them to keep it because I know what the Vetericyn VF does and it effectiveness to me. I can get a bottle of Vetericyn for 34.00 with tax and save 5 bucks!

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