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Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a prescription medication intended to treat bladder pain commonly associated with interstitial cystitis (IC). How Elmiron works is not exactly known, but it is thought to coat the bladder wall to prevent urine from irritating the damaged mucous layer. Elmiron treats the symptoms of IC, but it will not cure it. It is the only FDA-approved prescription drug to treat pain and discomfort associated with Interstitial Cystitis.
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About Interstitial Cystitis
Also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic condition that affects men and women of all ages. Symptoms of IC include pelvic pain and frequent urges to urinate without relief. Frequent urination—up to 16 times a day—is a common side effect. Even though your bladder has just been emptied, you may still feel the urge to urinate. Waking up at night with the urge to urinate is also a common symptom.
Interstitial Cystitis can be misdiagnosed as other conditions. Speak to your doctor if you think you have IC so you can be evaluated and diagnosed. The symptoms may get worse if left untreated. If you are experiencing a combination of these symptoms, speak to your doctor, as there may be another health issue.
Symptoms in Women
Including the pelvic pain, women can also feel discomfort in their vagina, urethra, groin, pubic bone, inner thighs, lower back, and lower abdomen. Intercourse, either during or after, may be painful. Your symptoms can flare up during menstruation, stress, allergies, and some foods.
Symptoms in Men
You may feel pain or pressure in your genitalia, pubic bone, lower back, lower abdomen, or groin. Pain comes after ejaculation. Flare-ups of symptoms may be caused by stress, allergies, and some foods.
Interstitial Cystitis is a frustrating, painful, and uncomfortable condition. Everyone experiences IC differently, and the symptoms aren’t constant. Elmiron provides relief from these painful or uncomfortable symptoms to improve your quality of life.
How to Take Elmiron
Elmiron is a capsule taken daily unless specifically prescribed otherwise by your doctor. Here is some other useful information about Elmiron:
Always take Elmiron according to the instructions given to you by your doctor. The recommended dosage of Elmiron is one capsule, 3 times a day, taken with water at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals. It is important that you don't stop taking Elmiron or reduce your dosage just because you are feeling better or because Elmiron is not working right away. Follow any other advice your doctor gives you for managing symptoms — for example, avoiding foods that may make your symptoms worse. While taking Elmiron, avoid anticoagulant therapy such as warfarin sodium, heparin, high doses of aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, until you speak with your doctor. If you are undergoing surgery, talk to your doctor about when to discontinue Elmiron prior to surgery. You should talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or have any liver problems.
If you don’t feel relief immediately after taking Elmiron for the first time, don’t stop taking it. It may take up to 6 months to start feeling relief from your symptoms. Don’t take more than your prescribed dose.
Import Safety Information about Elmiron
This is not a complete publication of Elmiron safety information or its list of side effects. Refer to the package’s medication guide or consult with your doctor before taking Elmiron. If you forget to take Elmiron, take it as soon as you remember. If you remember close to your next dose, skip the last one. Do not take a double dose.
Elmiron should not be taken if you have a known hypersensitivity to the drug or similar drugs. Elmiron is a weak blood thinner (anticoagulant) which may increase bleeding. Call your doctor if you will be undergoing surgery or if you are taking or will begin taking anticoagulant therapy such as warfarin sodium, heparin, high doses of aspirin, or anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.
Tell your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
- If you have any liver problems.
Possible Side Effects of Taking Elmiron
For a full list of drug safety information, consult product literature or speak to your doctor. According to the official Elmiron website, the most common side effects are:
- Hair loss
- Blood in the stool
- Upset stomach
- Abnormal liver function tests
Hair loss, when it occurred, was almost always limited to a single area of the scalp
Elmiron Isn’t the Only Way to Treat Symptoms of IC
Living with a chronic condition can be hard. While Elmiron can help fight off your painful or uncomfortable symptoms, you can also take steps to manage them. Simple changes in your diet and lifestyle will go a long way toward managing the symptoms.
Avoid certain foods, such as caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, spicy, acidic, or preserved food; artificial sweeteners, and certain meat and fish. For lifestyle changes, it is important to make yourself comfortable by applying a hot or cold compress and trying low-impact exercises like yoga or walking.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.