pentosan polysulfate sodium - oral, Elmiron
GENERIC NAME: PENTOSAN POLYSULFATE SODIUM - ORAL (PEN-toe-san paw-lee-SULL-fate SO-dee-um)
BRAND NAME(S): Elmiron
USES: This medication is used to treat pain/discomfort from a certain bladder disorder (interstitial cystitis). It may work by forming a layer on the bladder wall and protecting it from harmful/irritating substances in the urine. It is also a weak "blood thinner" and therefore may increase the risk of bruising/bleeding (e.g., bleeding from the nose/gums).
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