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Elmiron Dosage

Most healthcare providers recommend a starting dosage of 100 mg of Elmiron, three times a day. Dosing guidelines for this drug are based on several factors, including other existing medical conditions you may have and other medicines you may already be taking. Do not alter your dose or discontinue the medication unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.

An Introduction to Dosing With Elmiron

The dosage of Elmiron® (pentosan polysulfate sodium) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Specific Elmiron Dosage

The recommended starting dose for the treatment of interstitial cystitis is Elmiron 100 mg, three times a day. It is recommended that you take your Elmiron capsule with water, either one hour before or two hours after a meal.
 
After three months of treatment with Elmiron, you should be re-evaluated by your healthcare provider. If your interstitial cystitis symptoms are not improving, you can continue taking Elmiron for another three months. If symptoms of interstitial cystitis have not improved after six months, your healthcare provider may recommend stopping Elmiron.
 

Final Thoughts

Do not stop taking Elmiron without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Also, if you are unsure about anything related to Elmiron or your dosage of the medication, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
 
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