Which medications in the drug class Analgesics, Urinary are used in the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Analgesics, Urinary

Urinary analgesics relieve pain locally.

Pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron)

Pentosan polysulfate sodium is a negatively charged, synthetic sulfated polysaccharide with an affinity for mucosal membranes. It repletes defects in the glycosaminoglycan layer. Adult dosing is 100mg orally 3 times daily. Pentosan polysulfate sodium is a pregnancy category B drug.


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