Could Elmiron cause Colitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Colitis is found among people who take Elmiron, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Cystitis interstitial . We study 2,978 people who have side effects while taking Elmiron from FDA. Among them, 21 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 3,099 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 20,720 Colitis patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

2,978 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron.
Among them, 21 people (0.71%) have Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Elmiron cause Colitis?

Time on Elmiron when people have Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Colitis when taking Elmiron *:

  • female: 95 %
  • male: 5 %

Age of people who have Colitis when taking Elmiron *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Severity of Colitis **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Synthroid (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Nexium (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Clonazepam (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Atarax (1 person, 4.76%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Cystitis Interstitial (13 people, 61.90%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 9.52%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rectal Haemorrhage (5 people, 23.81%)
  • Oesophagitis (5 people, 23.81%)
  • Antinuclear Antibody Positive (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Diarrhea (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Abdominal Pain (2 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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