For people dealing with the discomfort of interstitial cystitis, affordable access to medications that give them relief such as Elmiron is very important. Learn more about Elmiron patient assistance programs and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a medication used to treat interstitial cystitis, an uncomfortable bladder disorder also known as “painful bladder syndrome.” The exact causes of interstitial cystitis are unknown, but Elmiron is thought to work by protecting the bladder from substances in the urine that can cause irritation or harm to the bladder wall. Elmiron is taken by mouth with water an hour before meals.
It is important to note that this medication also acts as a mild blood thinner. It may have adverse interactions with other medications with blood-thinning properties, such as aspirin and NSAIDs like ibuprofen.
What does Simplefill Provide?
Living with interstitial cystitis can cause a good deal of stress and disrupt one’s daily routine and social life. At its most severe, it can have a person running to the bathroom as many as 40 to 60 times a day. It’s important not to let financial concerns stand in the way of obtaining medications to effectively address this condition and improve your quality of life.
Trained Simplefill advocates will build your patient profile and use it to match you with programs that can reduce the cost of your Elmiron prescription. Some people even end up paying nothing at all.
How Does Elmiron Work?
The bladder’s protective lining (epithelium) becomes damaged by interstitial cystitis, making it permeable or leaky. This allows toxins in urine to reach the bladder wall and irritate it.
The molecular structure of pentosan polysulfate sodium is similar to that of the natural coating of the epithelium. It appears that Elmiron produces symptomatic relief by repairing or replacing that original protective coating and preventing toxins from coming into contact with the bladder wall.
Elmiron does not provide immediate relief. It can take 3-6 months of daily dosing to see substantial improvement.
How to get Prescription Assistance
Getting payment assistance for your Elmiron prescription begins with applying online or calling Simplefill at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, you’ll get a call from one of our advocates who will ask you for the information needed to build your profile.
We’ll use that profile to identify the most suitable prescription assistance programs, which we’ll apply to on your behalf. We’ll then get you enrolled in the programs that accept you. Soon, you’ll be paying far less for your Elmiron prescription, and perhaps nothing at all.
Moving forward, Simplefill will make sure that your Elmiron prescription is always current, and we’ll get you help paying for any new medications your doctor prescribes for you.
Apply with Simplefill today, and you can stop worrying about how you’ll pay for your Elmiron prescription.