Relief from pain
Your abdominal pain should be relieved.
Relief from urge & frequency
You should need to pee less by day.
Better night's sleep
You should no longer need to get up to pee through the night.
Ease of use
Gepan is the easiest GAG therapy to self-instill.
Structure of a bladder
The GAG-layer is a mucous membrane inside the bladder that protects the bladder wall from irritants normally found in urine.
Gepan contains chondroitin sulphate, a natural component of the GAG-layer. Chondroitin sulphate temporarily rebuilds the essential protective layer of the bladder. By renewing the GAG layer, symptoms are relieved and as a result, your quality of life is improved.
Types of cystitis
Gepan is licensed for treatment of all types of chronic cystitis, including:
bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis
chemotherapy and radiation induced cystitis
Then she discovered Gepan instill and life improved greatly. Mia learned how to self-catheterise and now uses Gepan any time she anticipates a flare up of symptoms:
"I use it every few weeks, but I do it more or less often depending on any flare-ups — it’s become my security blanket. Every area of my life is better with this treatment, and I feel much more in control now".
Gepan is the easiest GAG instillation to use at home. Most people can learn to use a catheter themselves which then allows you to use Gepan in the comfort of your own home, at a time that is convenient for you.
No more travelling to clinics to have instillations, or sitting in waiting rooms. You can even get your prescriptions from your local pharmacy.
Talk to your doctor about Gepan or, if you have already been taught to self-catheterise, you can order directly here. We have resources for extra support, including guides on self-catheterising, and the video on the left.
You may also be interested in the Feel Free Chronic Pelvic/Bladder Pain Programme.
The 60-day course gets fantastic results in overcoming the pain, other symptoms and the wider physical, psychological and emotional effects of living with these chronic conditions.
There’s superb support in live Zoom meetings with the trainers, a community of people on a similar journey, as well as 1:1 calls and online contact.
Carla says: “This programme made such a big difference. I’m able to visit my family and friends more. Life is just better. I feel more alert, more alive! I feel good, and I wasn’t like this before.”
How to use Gepan
FAQ about cystitis and Gepan
I cannot thank you enough for helping me with my Gepan. Just having someone to talk to at the end of the phone and taking the time to listen to how I felt was fabulous.
You have been a life saver. Thank you for not just sending my Gepan to me when I couldn't get to the hospital but also for arranging for my catheters to be delivered straight to my door. You have been amazing and I don't know what I would have done without you.
I was nervous about using a catheter and self-instilling my Gepan as I have arthritis in my hands, but after speaking with you really helped. Taking the time to talk me through how to insert my catheter and connecting my Gepan was such a massive help.
When the clinics were cancelled during the pandemic I felt I had no one to turn to for help. I knew that I didn't want to suffer the pain of having no treatment but the support I got from you when you sent me my Gepan was such a relief.