Compare Urispas vs. Elmiron

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats pain, swelling, and irritation of the bladder.

Elmiron (pentosan) is a good option for managing pain, swelling, and irritation of the bladder associated with interstitial cystitis, but, it's expensive

Upsides
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  • Elmiron (pentosan) is effective at medically managing interstitial cystitis.
  • There are no dosage adjustments required if you have kidney or liver problems.
Downsides
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  • Elmiron (pentosan) is not available as a cheaper generic form.
  • Elmiron (pentosan) has to be taken three times a day.
  • It has to be taken on a empty stomach.
  • It can take up to 6 months to experience symptom relief.
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Used for
  • Disorder of the urinary system
  • Symptomatic relief for cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Prostatitis
  • Urethritis
  • Or urethrocystitis/urethrotrigonitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
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Side effects
The Urispas (Flavoxate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
7possible side effects
  • Hair loss
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Rash
    3%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Stomach pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Increased bleeding risk
    • Taking Elmiron (pentosan) with other blood thinners or NSAIDs
  • Hair loss
  • Liver problems
    • History of liver problems
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