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Is there a generic form of Elmiron?

Is there a generic form of Elmiron?

There is currently no generic alternative to Elmiron. The most common version of Elmiron is covered by 97% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $40.00-$67.50, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare glycosaminoglycans.

Is there another name for Elmiron?

Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a weak blood thinner and also works as a bladder protectant used to treat bladder pain and discomfort caused by cystitis (bladder inflammation or irritation).

Is Elmiron safe to take?

The researchers responsible for the recent study caution that Elmiron does not appear to be safe, and urge patients who have taken Elmiron (PPS) to be screened regularly by an ophthalmologist if they experience unusual vision symptoms.

Can Elmiron cause liver damage?

Liver Function Abnormality At a daily dose of 900 mg, a dose higher than the approved dose, elevated liver function tests were reported as an adverse event in 11.8% (n=6) of Elmiron®-treated patients and 2% (n=1) of placebo-treated patients.

Why is there no generic Elmiron?

There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Elmiron available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Elmiron. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.

Does elmiron heal the bladder?

Oral drugs Elmiron is the only oral drug approved by the FDA specifically for interstitial cystitis. It improves the bladder lining, making it less leaky and therefore less inflamed and painful. The full effect may take three to six months.

Does elmiron cause liver damage?

Discussion: Elmiron-induced hepatotoxicity has been rarely reported. This case indicates that hepatotoxicity could very well occur when routine dosages are used. Providers should be aware of the association to timely manage Elmiron-induced liver injury.

How long should you take ELMIRON?

Clinical response may require 3 to 6 months of continuous therapy. Patients should be reassessed after 3 months. If improvement has not occurred and if limiting adverse events are not present, ELMIRON® may be continued for another 3 months.

Is there a generic version of Elmiron sodium?

Generic Elmiron Availability. Elmiron is a brand name of pentosan polysulfate sodium, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

Are there any side effects to taking Elmiron?

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. Weight gain and swelling caused by fluid buildup in the body have also been reported in patients taking ELMIRON ®. Call your doctor if these side effects persist or are bothersome or if there is blood in your stool or if you have any other side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

What kind of Medicine is Elmiron for IC?

ELMIRON® is a prescription medicine indicated to treat bladder pain or discomfort associated with IC.

How much does Elmiron cost for GoodRx insurance?

The most common version of Elmiron is covered by 97% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $40.00-$67.50, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Elmiron is around $845.85, 21% off the average retail price of $1,072.79.