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Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium (Elmiron)

Also known as Pentosan, Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium, Sodium Pentosan Polysulfate, Sodium Xylan Polysulfate, Elmiron, Fibrocid, Hemoclar, Hoe-Bay 946, Tavan Sp-54, and Cartrophen

A pentose is a monosaccharide with five carbon atoms. Pentoses are organized into two groups. Aldopentoses have an aldehyde functional group at position 1. Ketopentoses have a ketone functional group in position 2 or 3.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed pentosan polysulphate sodium to treat cystitis, suprapubic pain, pelvic pain, and frequent urination.

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