Elmiron Precautions and Warnings
It is important to review Elmiron precautions and warnings with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment. For example, certain people, such as those who are allergic to Elmiron and those who are about to undergo surgery, should not take the drug. Some other precautions include avoiding the drug if you are nursing; starting on a lower dose if you have liver failure; and if you are pregnant, taking Elmiron only if the benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn child.
Elmiron® 100 mg (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a medication used to help relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis. If your healthcare provider has recommended Elmiron, it is important to let him or her know before taking the drug if you have any of the following situations or conditions:
- You are taking anticoagulant medications, such as warfarin sodium (Coumadin®), heparin, high doses of aspirin, or anti-inflammatory pain medications (like ibuprofen)
- Liver disease
- An aneurysm
- Thrombocytopenia (low platelets)
- Peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer
You should also let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Also, notify your healthcare provider of all the medicines you may already be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.