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Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium

INFORMATION

Uses

Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium is used in the treatment of interstitial cystitis (urinary bladder pain syndrome).

How it works

Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium binds to the urinary bladder wall and prevents the irritant chemicals in urine from getting in contact with the bladder wall..

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Hair loss, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Insomnia, Mood changes, Stomach upset

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Expert advice

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Notify your doctor before a scheduled surgery. You should speak with the doctor about when to discontinue Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium prior to surgery. 
  • Notify your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants (drugs that work to prevent blood clotting) therapy such as warfarin sodium, heparin, high doses of aspirin, or anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. The Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium has a weak anticoagulant effect which may increase bleeding. 
  • Notify your doctor if you have any liver problem.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)