Miscellaneous urogenital disorders:
Indications for ELMIRON:
Bladder pain/discomfort due to interstitial cystitis.
Take with water 1 hr before or 2 hrs after meals. ≥16yrs: 100mg 3 times daily. Reevaluate at 3 and 6 months.
<16yrs: not established.
Retinal pigmentary changes. Do retinal exam (including OCT, auto-fluorescence imaging) at baseline, within 6 months of initiation, periodically during and after treatment completion. Bleeding or risk of bleeding (eg, surgery, aneurysm, hemophilia, GI ulcers, polyps, diverticula). History of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Hepatic insufficiency. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Caution with drugs that increase bleeding risk (eg, anticoagulants, tPA, aspirin, NSAIDs).
Alopecia, diarrhea, nausea, headache, rash, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, liver function abnormalities, dizziness, increased prothrombin time, hemorrhage.