Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
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This medicine is used to treat a particular bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis (sometimes referred to as 'painful bladder syndrome'). This medicine works by forming a layer on the bladder wall, protecting it from irritating substances in the urine. Using this medicine may provide relief from symptoms such as painful urination, frequent urination, and also waking up at night to urinate.
This medicine has weak 'blood thinning' properties, and thus may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor, and read the medication leaflet before use.
This medicine should be taken on an empty stomach (at least one hour before, or two hours after meals).
Regular use of this medicine is important to improve your symptoms. It is recommended that you take this medicine at the same time every day.
Do not alter your dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed.
If your symptoms do not improve after three months, contact your doctor.
If you are allergic to Pentosan Polysulfate, heparin or low molecular weight heparin; contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia, thrombocytopenia), blood vessel disorders (e.g., aneurysm), liver disease, spleen disorders, or stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., stomach ulcers, polyps, or diverticula).
Before having any surgical or dental procedure, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
For women who wish to become pregnant, it is advised that you discuss the risks and benefits of using this medicine, with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast feeding.
Elmiron Side Effects
Side effects include diarrhea, hair loss, nausea, headache, stomach upset, or abdominal pain. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unusual bruising or bleeding, blood in the stools, mental or mood changes (e.g. depression), heartburn, or discomfort when swallowing.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: severe tiredness, pounding heartbeat, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), shortness of breath, vision changes, eye pain, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or persistent nausea/vomiting.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, swelling of the face, tongue or throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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