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Related topic: Elmiron, Colitis

Review: could Elmiron cause Colitis?

Summary: Colitis could be caused by Elmiron, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Nexium, and have Cystitis interstitial.

We study 1,862 people who have side effects while taking Elmiron from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Colitis and more.

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Elmiron

Elmiron (latest outcomes from 1,978 users) has active ingredients of pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is often used in interstitial cystitis (ic).

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) (latest reports from 83,825 patients) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,849 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron. Among them, 17 people (0.92%) have Colitis. They amount to 0.02% of all the 83,489 people who have Colitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Colitis in Elmiron reports

Time on Elmiron when people have Colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Colitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Colitis when taking Elmiron * :

FemaleMale
Colitis94.12%5.88%

Age of people who have Colitis when taking Elmiron * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Colitis0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%23.08%38.46%30.77%

Severity of Colitis when taking Elmiron ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cystitis interstitial (11 people, 64.71%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 5.88%)
  3. Pain (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (3 people, 17.65%)
  2. Cozaar (2 people, 11.76%)
  3. Zestril (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Cardizem (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Elavil (1 people, 5.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Hypertension, colitis, appetite decrease occurred following second biweekly treatment. No recovery following a total of four treatments. Pt has GAD 65 and P/QType calcium channel antibodies. Results to level of antibodies is currently outstanding in lab.

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