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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)
459
66%
Chronic Pain
2
50%
Depression
1
100%
Overall, 67% (466 Members) find Elmiron helpful
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Elmiron Reviews

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it definitely works; I'm supposed to take them 3x a day but I forget all the time and take them 1x a day
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
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Discussions

  1. Advice: Elmiron
    I take cystoprotek because the Elmiron did not work for me (which happens). Cystoprotek works very similar to elmiron and although not really cheap an... [More]
  2. Advice: Elmiron
    I should add that I'm currently taking Oxybutinin and hydroxyzine that help control bladder spasms. I also go into surgery to have a hydro-distention ... [More]
  3. Advice: Elmiron
    I tried it - I receive meds assistance from the state as well as Medicare part D. I had to stop taking it because the side-effects were terrible. I wa... [More]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]