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Review: could Elmiron cause Colitis?





Summary: Colitis is found among people who take Elmiron, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Nexium, and have Cystitis interstitial.

We study 1,870 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 has active ingredients of pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is often used in interstitial cystitis (ic). (latest outcomes from Elmiron 1,989 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Colitis 15,675 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 1,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron. Among them, 17 people (0.91%) have Colitis.

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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