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General Information on Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium

Generic Name : Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium

Pronunciation : PEN-toe-san pol-ee-SUL-fate SOE-dee-um

Latest prescription information about Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Cystitis Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium

India : 

International : 

Elmiron

Why is Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a semi-synthetically produced heparin-like macro molecular carbohydrate derivative, prescribed for interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS).  

When should Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium?

The recommended dose is 300 mg/day taken as one 100 mg capsule orally three times daily.

How should Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of aneurysm, hemophilia, ulcers, low platelet count, an intestinal blockage, liver or spleen disease, any allergy, who are taking other medication, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause increased bleeding, avoid bruising or injury.

What are the side effects of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium?

  Serious: Abdominal pain, diarrhea and dehydration.
  Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, headache, severe emotional lability, depression, night blindness, dizziness and hyperactivity.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and vomiting.
  Skin: Rash, itching, tears, nose inflammation and increased sweating.
  Miscellaneous: Absence of menstrual periods, joint pain and vaginal inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium?

Store it at controlled room temperature 15-30C.

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