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

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Dr. Henry Garcia
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In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
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