What are the possible side effects of pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- blood in your urine or stools;
- rectal bleeding;
- coughing up blood;
- bleeding gums; or
- feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects may include:
- hair loss;
- nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain;
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What are the precautions when taking pentosan polysulfate sodium capsules (Elmiron)?
Before taking pentosan polysulfate sodium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to heparin or low molecular weight heparin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia, thrombocytopenia), blood vessel disorders (e.g., aneurysm), liver disease, spleen disorders, stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., stomach ulcers, polyps, diverticula).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when...
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