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(also known as Pentosan polysulfate)

Pentosan is used to relieve the symptoms of the bladder condition called interstitial cystitis.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Common Brand Names:

Elmiron

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
457
67%
Chronic Pain
2
50%
Depression
1
100%
Overall, 67% (464 Members) find Elmiron helpful
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Elmiron Reviews

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it works, but i still get an occasional flare.
Working / Worked
wonderful drug, been on it since it first came out. I would not want to be without it
Works better than anything else I have tried
on it again will see if works
Working / Worked
treatment for IC
Working / Worked
i can't tell it has helped very much.
Took several months but I think this is finally kicking in.
My godsend.
Yes, I would say it is about 75% effective and would be 100% if I followed a strict IC friendly diet
Started taking as prescribed (100mg 3x/day) 4 months ago. Not a fan of some of the side effects- nausea, slight dizziness and a strange sensation in my feet, almost like they were tingling and hot (I had never experienced this feeling before taking this med and it has mild blood thinning properties so I'm attributing the sensations in my feet to be a circulatory thing, mild hair loss (seeing more hair in the brush but nothing terrible yet)
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Discussions

  1. Advice: Elmiron
    Dr. wanted me to take it also.but who can afford it....some on here take it but dont say how they pay for it ....I dont know of any substitute...sorry... [More]
  2. Advice: Elmiron
    My urologist has me on Elmiron, but now that I am on new health insurance, they do not cover any part of the cost. It is 240 dollars for a month of m... [More]
  3. Discussion: pain and elmiron
    Hmmmm no replies on the affordability of elmiron ........interesting [More]
  4. Discussion: pain and elmiron
    Elmiron has helped me a TON! It took a good 4 months before it starting working for me. Don't give up! [More]
  5. Discussion: pain and elmiron
    I'm feeling like the Elmiron may be the best medicine ever. close to 8 weeks now and i have not had a bad day for a bit now. Im hoping that the elmiro... [More]