What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is a brand of oral prescription drug used to treat discomfort or bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis (IC), which is the inflammation of the bladder. The generic name of Elmiron is pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is only available in brand form as an oral capsule at a 100 mg dose.
The typical dosage for Elmiron is 100 mg three times a day. The oral capsule is taken with water from 1 to 2 hrs before or after meals. It’s effectiveness and side effects should be monitored to evaluate the continuation of use. It is recommended to consult a doctor after six months if the pain has not improved.
Elmiron is a heparin-like compound with anticoagulant and fibrinolytic effects, which may produce a weak blood-thinning effect. Researchers believe that it restores the damaged bladder surface, preventing bacteria and irritants in the urine from reaching the cells.
It functions as a synthetic protective layer for the bladder wall. However, its mechanism of action is unknown. It doesn’t work like other pain relievers that may decrease inflammation, nor does it heal the bladder.
Elmiron is the only oral drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to relieve IC or bladder pain syndrome symptoms. People with this chronic condition have a damaged bladder wall lining which can lead to inflammation, pain, and discomfort.
It is used to create a barrier between the bladder and irritating substances. The recommended dose is a 100 mg capsule three times daily with water at mealtimes, often prescribed for long-term use. Your physician will assess whether this treatment will be continued or evaluated for its benefits and risk depending on your reaction to it.
It is essential to inform your healthcare professional about any existing diseases, including any history of eye problems, bleeding disorders, gut problems, and liver problems. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and plan to have surgery before taking Elmiron 100mg to prevent adverse events.
Medications that may affect bleeding might interact with this drug. Provide all information to your doctor on any other medications or supplements you are taking to prevent drug interactions.
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Elmiron. When you buy Elmiron 100mg online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Elmiron is a weak anticoagulant and may increase bleeding in certain conditions and procedures. Patients with bleeding disorders, such as aneurysms and hemophilia, should take caution in taking this as it is a weak blood thinner.
Alopecia is also associated with the use of Elmiron 100mg. Tell your doctor about any signs of blurred vision; long-term use may cause changes in the pigment of the retina.
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in your stool
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Upset stomach
- Abnormal liver function test
- abdominal pain
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Elmiron online.
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Patients have reported a cause of weight gain and swelling due to fluid build-up while taking Elmiron. This side effect was stated in a 2017 patient flyer. However, in 2020, its prescription does not list it as a side effect. Animal studies have provided evidence that weight gain is a possible side effect.
Eating and drinking milk, tea, or coffee interferes with the absorption of Elmiron in the body; this may result in reduced effectiveness of the drug. It is essential to follow your doctor;s instructions during treatment. Take it at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
Retina damage caused by Elmiron affects a person's vision. Maculopathy, which is damage to a part of the retina, is the most common cause of blindness. The long-term use is linked to pigmentary maculopathy. It is important to monitor vision changes and inform your doctor of any signs of eye-sight problems. Your doctor will recommend that you take precautions and be screened once a year.
The usual dosage of 100 mg of Elmiron three times a day has been reported to relieve symptoms in 3 to 4 weeks. A majority of the patients demonstrated pain relief by three months. Others take up to 6 months to see improvement. It is recommended to take this for 3 to 6 months before considering discontinuing use.
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