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pen·to·san

 (pĕn′tə-săn′)
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.

pentosan

(ˈpɛntəˌsæn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of polysaccharides, having the general formula (C5H8O4)n: occur in plants, humus, etc
[C20: from pentose + -an]

pen•to•san

(ˈpɛn təˌsæn)

n.
any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis.
[< German (1892), =Pentos(e) pentose + -an -ane]
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When Elmiron works it's great, but it's not usually my go-to agent because it's very expensive, you have to take it for 3-6 months to know for sure if it's efficacious, and it has to be taken on an empty stomach.
Under the Imprimis Cares program, Imprimis offers a customizable pentosan polysulfate sodium delayed release (PPS-DR) compounded medication as an alternative to Elmiron for the treatment of symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis, at a cost savings of 88 percent.
In this article, we review the AUA diagnostic and treatment algorithms and the results of recently published randomized trials comparing the efficacy of various treatment modalities for IC/BPS, including pentosoan polysulfate sodium (PPS; Elmiron, lanssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, New Jersey) and botulinum toxin (Botox, Allergan, Irvine, California) with hydrodistension.
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is an oral drug approved to treat interstitial cystitis.
Elmiron (the only FDA-approved oral medication to treat IC currently on the market) had one of the best outcomes.
In clinical studies, Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) improved symptoms in 38 percent of people who used it.
Usually, when her back flares up, she can knock it down with Advil, but Myers was concerned about mixing that pain-killing drug with the allergy medication (not to mention the Elmiron she takes for the bladder disease).
Elmiron is an oral medication which is used to relieve bladder pain associated with IC.
Elmiron has been studied in several double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in the United States and in subjects meeting the NIDDK criteria for IC.
Finally, she found a drug, Elmiron, that eliminated the symptoms and allowed her to resume her career.