Pentosan polysuphate

Red

Brand Name(s):Elmiron

Indication:Interstitial cystitis (unlicensed)

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Jul-15

Review Date:Sep-24

Comments:
Risk of pigmentary maculopathy; Letter advises that rare cases of pigmentary maculopathy (PM) have been reported, especially after long term use. During treatment patients should have regular eye examination for early detection of PM and seek medical advice in case of visual changes; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d56c8fded915d08d02e5489/Elmiron_DHPC.pdf