Review: could Elmiron cause Colitis?


Summary

Colitis is found among people who take Elmiron, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Cystitis interstitial . We study 2,875 people who have side effects while taking Elmiron from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 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 cystitis interstitial. (latest outcomes from Elmiron 2,995 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 20,029 Colitis patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

2,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron.
Among them, 19 people (0.66%) 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: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Colitis when taking Elmiron *:

  • female: 94.44 %
  • male: 5.56 %

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: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 15.38 %
  • 50-59: 38.46 %
  • 60+: 38.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Cystitis Interstitial (11 people, 57.89%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency (1 person, 5.26%)
  • Supplementation Therapy (1 person, 5.26%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1 person, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Synthroid (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Nexium (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Clonazepam (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Gabapentin (1 person, 5.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rectal Haemorrhage (5 people, 26.32%)
  • Oesophagitis (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Antinuclear Antibody Positive (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Diarrhoea (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Abdominal Discomfort (2 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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