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Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
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Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have had any problems with a blood thinner called heparin or low platelet counts, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease or spleen disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Headache.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Unusual bruising or bleeding.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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