Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium)

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

Order Online

How to buy Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) online?

Elmiron can be ordered online through CanadianPharmacyOnline.com or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page on CanadianPharmacyOnline.com.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Elmiron is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90-days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider.

Is it safe to order Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Elmiron Cost

How much does Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) cost?

Elmiron 100mg – (Brand)

  • Average US retail price (90 Capsules) – $1060.56
  • Our Price (100 Capsules) – $244.00

Above is a price comparison between the average U.S. price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price of roughly a 90 day supply of brand Elmiron 100mg capsules.

What is the lowest price of Elmiron per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $1.72/unit for Elmiron 100mg caps at a quantity of 500 capsules.

Is this price for Elmiron without insurance?

The above listed prices are without insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance. However we will give you an official receipt in case it can qualify for a reimbursement from your insurer. We are also unable to adjudicate with U.S. insurance providers.

Why is Elmiron cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Prices of medications ordered from Canada are internally controlled by their respective government. This differs from the US as it is a free market economy and pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem a product is worth. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we source medications from these countries.

Elmiron Coupon

Is there an Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) coupon available?

Sorry, we do not have an Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) coupon available at this time.

Elmiron Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Elmiron available?

Elmiron is not available as a generic alternative. 

How much cheaper is generic Elmiron?

There is currently no generic alternative to Elmiron. 

What is the difference between brand and generic Elmiron?

Once available on the market, there will be no difference between generic and brand Elmiron. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation

Shipping

Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship all across the United States.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.).

How much does shipping cost?

There are no shipping charges.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.

You can also call us at 1-800-416-8019 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate)

What is Elmiron? 

Elmiron is a prescription medication that is classified as a urinary analgesic or genitourinary agent.

Uses

What is Elmiron used for? 

It is used for symptom relief due to interstitial cystitis.

How does it work?

It attaches to the membrane of the bladder wall and acts as a buffer to control cell permeability, preventing irritating solutes in urine from reaching the cells.

Directions

How to take Elmiron?

Take your Elmiron capsule whole as directed by your doctor with water 1 hour prior or 2 hours after your meal (taken as 100 mg capsule three times daily).

You should be assessed by your doctor after 3 months of Elmiron therapy. If improvement has not occured with no limiting adverse effects, therapy can be continued for another 3 months.

What dosages are available?

Elmiron is only available as a brand in the U.S. as 100 mg capsules.

What is the recommended dosage?

It is typically dosed 100 mg three times daily but take as directed by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

300mg daily is the maximum recommended dosage.

What if you miss a dose?

Take the medication as soon as possible if you have missed a dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return back to your regular schedule. Never double the doses.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Elmiron?

There are bleeding risks as Elmiron is a low-molecular weight heparin-like compound with fibrinolytic and anticoagulant effects. Patients who plan on undergoing invasive procedures or have signs/symptoms of other increased risk of bleeding or underlying coagulopathies should be evaluated prior to starting Elmiron.

Ocular effects, such as pigmentary changes in the retina have been reported with use of 3 years or longer, but can also occur with shorter duration of therapy. Cumulative dose of Elmiron may be a risk factor. It is important to obtain a detailed ophthalmologic history before starting Elmiron. Retinal exams are important and recommended for all patients during the first 6 months of starting therapy. Genetic testing should be considered in patients with a family history of hereditary pattern dystrophy. Weigh the risks and benefits of starting therapy. Follow-up retinal examinations should be continued even after discontinuation of Elmiron.

Efficacy and safety have not been established in those less than 16 years of age.

Careful evaluation of patients with aneurysm should be done prior to starting therapy.

Careful evaluation of patients with thrombocytopenia and/or hemophilia should be done prior to therapy.

Careful evaluation of patients with gastrointestinal polyps, ulcerations, and/or diverticula should be done prior to therapy.

Caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction.

Caution in patients with a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Caution and only use if clearly needed in pregnant women. Caution in women who are breastfeeding. There is limited data if Elmiron is excreted into the breastmilk.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Elmiron?

Some common side effects include:

  • Alopecia, skin rash
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea
  • Rectal and/or retinal hemorrhage
  • Headache

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Elmiron.

Interactions

Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Monitor therapy if used with other agents with antiplatelet or anticoagulant properties (Risk Category C).

This is not a full list of potential drug-drug-interactions. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about drug-drug-interactions.

Storage

How should this medication be stored?

Elmiron should be stored at room temperature between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Keep Elmiron and all other medications out of reach of children and pets.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Although Elmiron is used to treat the discomfort or pain from interstitial cystitis, it is not a pain medication like acetaminophen or aspirin, and must be taken like a maintenance medication (continuously) as prescribed to get relief.
  • You should get a retinal exam every 6 months (baseline and periodically) when starting and stopping Elmiron.
  • Speak to your doctor if you are taking any other anticoagulant agents or antiplatelet agents. This medication can increase your risk of bruising and bleeding.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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Elmiron FAQ

What is the drug Elmiron used for?

Elmiron has an FDA-labeled indication for the treatment of discomfort or pain due to interstitial cystitis.

Is there another name for Elmiron?

Elmiron is the brand name of pentosan. There is no generic equivalent of this medication in the United States.

Does Elmiron cause eye damage?

There is a risk of pigmentary maculopathy (cases have been reported with long-term use of this medication). These changes may be irreversible, and vision and retinal changes can occur even after stopping therapy.

Does Elmiron cause weight gain?

Weight gain is not a listed side effect of the medication. See your doctor if you are gaining weight and have other comorbidities that could affect your weight.

What are the most common side effects of Elmiron?

Upset stomach, blood in stool, bruising, dizziness, hair loss, nausea, diarrhea, rash, and abnormal liver function tests.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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