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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
Is there an Elmiron generic available?
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is used to treat several bladder conditions, including the relief of bladder pain. It works by protecting the bladder from irritating substances in the urine.
Elmiron Generic in the U.S.
Brand-name Elmiron was approved by the FDA in 1996. It is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
In 2012, the FDA released a Draft Guidance on pentosan polysulfate sodium on bioequivalence (BE) recommendations. This helps allow generic medication manufacturers to successfully create a generic version of a particular drug. The draft was revised by the FDA in 2014, however, and there still isn't a generic version of Elmiron available in the U.S.
Order Elmiron from Verified Online Pharmacies
Elmiron is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries and can be purchased from verified online pharmacies. You can search verified pharmacies that list prices on PharmacyChecker.com.
Currently, 100 capsules of 100 mg Elmiron — about a three-month supply — can cost you around $1200 at your local U.S pharmacy. You can find the same quantity of Elmiron for $179 at a verified international pharmacy by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's an 85% discount vs. Elmiron sold in the U.S.
Even though a generic version is not available in U.S. pharmacies, it is available to order from an international online pharmacy. The generic version of Elmiron, pentosan polysulfate sodium, can be found for just $132.
Other Ways to Save Money on Elmiron
If you prefer to shop at your local U.S. pharmacy, just scroll all the way to the bottom of each price page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. When you choose a pharmacy, just click "Print Card for This Pharmacy" and you are all set to obtain your discount at the pharmacy of your choice.
PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs.
Where is Elmiron made?
We found packaging of brand-name Elmiron 100 mg sold in the United States. It was manufactured in Germany by a Janssen Ortho, LLC based in Puerto Rico for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New Jersey. See below.
Updated November 26, 2019