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What is the definition or description of: Elmiron (pentosan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Elmiron (pentosan) allergy?

Drug for bladder: Elmiron is the drug used for bldder problem( interstitial cystitis. It is suppose to repair the lining of the bladder.
Allergic reaction will caue exagerated bladder pain, urinary frequency gets worse. Also general symptomms like hives may occour. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Elmiron (pentosan) side effects are what?

Elmiron (pentosan) side effects are what?

Elmiron (pentosan) SE: Elmiron (pentosan) is a long term medication used for interstitial cystitis. Side effects are very uncommon. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal: rectal hemorrhage (6%), diarrhea (4%), nausea (4%), abdominal pain (2%), dyspepsia (2%). Hair loss occurs 6%. ...Read more

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What are the side effects taking elmiron (pentosan)?

What are the side effects taking elmiron (pentosan)?

Few, but watch for..: ..Upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools. Headache has been reported as well. Some patients experience hair loss, which is temporary and will grow back when this drug is stopped. If you have the gastrointestinal symptoms, we recommend small meals, good mouth care, sucking on sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum. Elmiron (pentosan) is generally well tolerated by patients. ...Read more

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How common are side effects from elmiron (pentosan)?

How common are  side effects from elmiron (pentosan)?

Rare, but watch for: ...Upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools. Headache has been reported as well. Some patients experience hair loss, which is temporary and will grow back when this drug is stopped. If you have the gastrointestinal symptoms, we recommend small meals, good mouth care, sucking on sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum. Elmiron (pentosan) is generally well tolerated by patients with rare adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for women taking elmiron (pentosan)?

What are the side effects for women taking elmiron (pentosan)?

Elmiron (pentosan) SE: Elmiron (pentosan) is a long term medication used for interstitial cystitis. Side effects are very uncommon. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal: rectal hemorrhage (6%), diarrhea (4%), nausea (4%), abdominal pain (2%), dyspepsia (2%). Hair loss occurs 6%. ...Read more

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Is elmiron (pentosan) a better solution than a lidocaine injection?

Is elmiron (pentosan) a better solution than a lidocaine injection?

Takes longer: Elmiron (pentosan) takes about 3 months to start giving you relief from interstitial cystitis symptoms. Typically the other treatment is bladder instillations with a solution of lidocaine, Heparin and sodium bicarbonate. It's the Heparin that actually treats the condition, the other drugs are for symptoms. Heparin instillations work immediately but you'll typically need 8-12 treatments. ...Read more

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My wife has ic and is having bad reaction to elmiron (pentosan). Is there any thing else that she could take?

My wife has ic and is having bad reaction to elmiron (pentosan). Is there any thing else that she could take?

Diet: Is the most crucial step, elmirontherapy is the third or fourth line of therapy so it sounds as if she has skipped several stages and should see a gyn who focuses on pelvic pain. ...Read more

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I need to take Elmiron (pentosan) and the cost is so high,, have no insurance. Most drugstores want accept coupons or discounts either.Do you have any answers.

I need to take Elmiron (pentosan) and the cost is so high,, have no insurance. Most drugstores want accept coupons or discounts either.Do you have any answers.

A few thoughts: If you have no insurance, perhaps you can try and contact your State to see if they participate in the Accountable Care Act. Some pharmaceutical companies have compassionate aid for those who need their products but cannot afford them - contact the company for assistance. Also check with your local public health agency or charity hospital. Finally check the charity dealing with your illness. ...Read more

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I have had ic for some time prescribed elmiron (pentosan) but to afraid to take ie side effects very scary?

I have had ic for some time prescribed elmiron (pentosan) but to afraid to take ie side effects  very scary?

Don't be afraid: I have treated hundreds of patients with the medication and the overwhelming majority do very well. The medication is very safe and effective. The downside is it is typically taken 3 times per day and it does not work fast. It will typically take 3 months to begin to be effective. Rarely I have seen patients with hair loss but it is typically seen as additional hair in the sink or brush. ...Read more

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10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin for prostatitis . First week felt good. Almost free from pain! but 3 days ago it all came back. is it ok ?

10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin for prostatitis . First week felt good. Almost free from pain! but 3 days ago it all came back. is it ok ?

Prostatitis: Elmiron is not indicated in treatment of prostatitis, either bacterial or non-bacterial. Flomax (tamsulosin) is only helpful in relaxing an enlarged ( and sometimes a swollen) prostate. I would suggest you see a urologist for accurate diagnosis and standard of care treatment options. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with "painful bladder syndrome" three years ago and I still have pain in elmiron (pentosan). What can I do?

I was diagnose with "painful bladder syndrome" three years ago and I still have pain in elmiron (pentosan). What can I do?

Dietary adjustments: Although dietary modifications can help, interstitial cystitis can be difficult to control, and subject to recurrent symptoms. It is also important to make sure that other conditions which can cause this type of pain have been ruled out. This mainly refers to endometriosis, which can cause pelvic pain, painful intercourse as well. Check out http://www.Ichelp.Org/. ...Read more

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I have ic, have lived with it for 5 years, had surgery on bladder, do elmiron (pentosan) instills but pain is getting unbearable what can I do for pain?

I have ic, have lived with it for 5 years, had surgery on bladder, do elmiron (pentosan) instills but pain is getting unbearable what can I do for pain?

Instillation: I would suggest you see you doctor who manages your ic. Sometimes bladder iinfections will fool even the smartest ic patient. Watch your diet and try to identify your pain triggers. Get DMSO instilled. Initially a little uncomfortable, it will give a pretty quick resolution of pain. Might need several to get back to your baseline. ...Read more

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Does elmiron (pentosan) work well for interstitial cystitis?

Does elmiron (pentosan) work well for interstitial cystitis?

IC: Yes it does. Having said that, you need to do some diet modification and you may need to be carefully evaluated to rule out other painful conditions that co-exist with ic. My personal experience has been very good(for my pts). ...Read more

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I have just been prescribed elmiron (pentosan). I have not been thoroughly assessed to see if I have ic, is this safe? I still don't think my doc. Is listening.

I have just been prescribed elmiron (pentosan). I have not been thoroughly assessed to see if I have ic, is this safe?  I still don't think my doc. Is listening.

Safe..yes?necessary?: It might be safe but i would think "is it the right medication?". Elmiron (pentosan) has been shown to help but takes about 3 months before it starts helping with real ic. A lot of times it is used in conjunction with other medications and it is pretty pricey. For the assessment of a diagnosis of ic, need to have at least a urine evaluation, symptom evaluation, and bladder evaluation. ...Read more

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I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis ?

I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years   I take it for interstitial cystitis   ?

Here are some ...: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a
10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more

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My urologist has me taking 3 elmiron (pentosan) capsules before bed i have been on them three days now and i am having nosebleeds should i contact my dr?

My urologist has me taking 3 elmiron (pentosan) capsules before bed i have been on them three days now and i am having nosebleeds should i contact my dr?

Stop Elmiron (pentosan) for now: As with all medications side effects cN occur. Elmiron (pentosan) can cause unusual bleeding and nose bleeding has been reported. Recommend stopping the medication for now. Elmiron (pentosan) is approved for 100 mg once in AM then early afternoon then in the evening approximately 1 hour before meals. Taken the recommended way may lessen side effects. Please discuss with your urologist. May consider other treatments. ...Read more

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I've had severe interstitial cystitis pain for months. Doc said "tough out the pain" until elmiron (pentosan) starts working. What can I do for the pain?

Dietary changes: Have you tried the ic diet? Replace all your beverages with flat water. Stay away from citrus, caffeine, carbonation, spicy and acidic foods. Basically avoid any foods or drinks that could cause heartburn and this could help your bladder. Other considerations would be cystoscope with hydro distention, installations, interstim, or other meds. ...Read more

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I have loose stools 3 days from elmiron (pentosan) i guess . 10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin. will or go away? or need some ather medicin ?

I have loose stools 3 days from elmiron (pentosan) i guess . 10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin. will or go away? or need some ather medicin ?

Here's some...: Report what you experienced to Doc & stop Elmiron (pentosan) now so to see if loose stools may ease. If not, stop Tamsulosin and see how loose stools may improve. Besides, bring the info on the onset, degree, evolution, & progress of symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + exam + tests so to refine diagnosis and treatment timely. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ic, i take elmiron (pentosan) I have an inter-stym device, i suffer from constipation, which I have noticed, a mass of tissue bulging from vigian?

Vaginal prolapse: This may be vaginal prolapse. However, there are several issues that may present this way. I would encourage you to see your gyn or urology provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Hair loss: Ask your pharmacist if elmiron (pentosan) causes hair loss. If they say it is possibly the result of elmiron (pentosan) please call your doctor soon. No harm should come from a day or two not taking the med before you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

See answer: In the clinical trials leading to FDA approval of Elmiron (pentosan) for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, hair loss (alopecia) was self/reported by 4% of the ~2500 patients who took Elmiron (pentosan) for between 3 and 12 months. In my experience, I would estimate noticeable hair loss by the patient to be slightly higher and nearly always reversible upon stopping the medication. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron (pentosan) medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a potential side effect but does not affect everyone. Save the hair from you brush/comb for one week in a bag then start elmiron (pentosan) and save hair for one week after taking elm iron and see if any difference. ...Read more

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I have had dizzy spells, sore eyes, headaches, high blood pressure ... I take lithium and elmiron (pentosan) could they be causing these symptoms ?

I have had dizzy spells, sore eyes, headaches, high blood pressure ... I take lithium and elmiron (pentosan)   could they be causing these symptoms ?

Headaches, sore eyes: Headaches, sore eyes, dizzy spells, can be due to medication intake. The ones you mention are common causes. There is a diet that may help with headaches if not due to meds: see [email protected] for "migraine diet". ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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Elmiron (Definition)

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