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Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium

Popular Brands: : Elmiron, Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium, Pentosan, Pentosan Polysulfate, Hemoclar
Official FDA Reports6,691
Social Media Events1,582
Total Posts3,468
Avg. Review Score3.45/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium

Alopecia

I am losing my hair rather quickly with elmiron :(


Source: Terrilynngrothe/statuses/1922384650464...

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Fatigue

Side Effects: Initially - feeling of wooziness, nausea, tiredness . This wore off after 6-8 weeks.

relief of symptoms of Interstitial cystitis, including pain and frequency of urinati...


Source: Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate)

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Nausea

Side Effects: Initially - feeling of wooziness, nausea , tiredness. This wore off after 6-8 weeks.

relief of symptoms of Interstitial cystitis, including pain and frequency of urinati...


Source: Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Gastritis, Alopecia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Abdominal distension, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: hair loss, IBS, gastritis, feeling low, bloat I open capsules & pour contents on 1" square of buttered bread. per urologist.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cardiac flutter

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... None noted until today. I have had no elmiron since Friday,today is Sunday, due to a delay in mailing on my pharmacy's account. So today I have noted lots of extra heart beats or flutter as my momma...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hair loss snd gi. Distress. Scared of long term usages.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Was doing ok on it. Insomnia , and severe anxiety has started and depression It works wonderful doe the cystitis but would rather go through the pain of that than anxiwrty

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: The only side effect I had was hair loss. I slowly started to try to wean myself off the drug completely this year after 3 yrs on. First 2 a day then 1, then every other day etc. Now I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Pruritus, Depression, Rash

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, depression, itchy skin, rash While the medication has worked well for my IC (having seen results in about 2 weeks); I've come to the conclusion that I rather ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Crohn's disease

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: This medication gave me Crohn's Disease There is nothing in the literature that I have read that alerts patients of the possibility of acquiring Crohn's Disease. Now I have th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pelvic pain, Bladder spasm, Anxiety, Disability

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... but I have developed significant health problems over the past 10 years that I now suspect are due to this drug. I took 300mg/day when I started for horrible pelvic pain, bladder spasm, frequency of 2...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Neuralgia, Sleep disorder, Anxiety, Colitis, Depression, Diarrhoea, Drug effect increased, Haematochezia, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: explosive diarrhea, bloody stools, anixiety, depression, high choloesterol, insomnia, lymphyicitic colitis, neuralgia After going through two urologists and then being placed ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I lost all feeling in my left arm. Nausea all day long.Didnt feel like myself. It should be taken off the market.


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