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So what's in those capsules, anyway, that make them mess up stomachs and heads. What is is like to take it without the capsule? I have been having bad stomach and upper gi pain lately. Getting all the right tests and it is probably IBS, but I also wonder if it is the elmiron. If the elmiron or capsule causes stomach aches, is it cumulative? I mean, whould it persist even if you didn't take it that day if you have been taking the elmiron for years? I didn't have side effects of the elmiron, but think the stomach/upper gi thing might have developed slowly along with the elmiron. Any opinions? Does this post make sense? :dizzy:
08-10-2004, 08:54 AM
I thought at one point that the Elmiron capsules was causing a problem. I mixed the powder in a small amount of water. It's certainly worth a try.
For me, it turns out my probs were more IBS and Dairy issues. Switching to Lactaid milk was the key for me. good luck figuring out the issues.
08-10-2004, 11:19 PM
Elmiron has almost no taste at all. I don't bother mixing mine with water, as I feel that it would end up sticking to the glass more then getting into my bladder. I empty the capsules right in my mouth and drink a glass of water with them. I've had good luck doing it this way.
08-11-2004, 04:43 AM
So you're saying that it's the actual plastic capsule that bothers the stomach? Elmiron really tore my stomach up when I first went on it, so my doctor told me to take it with food. I do, and it works great on my bladder with no trouble to my stomach. But now you have me wondering if maybe I shouldn't discard that nasty plastic anyway.
08-11-2004, 07:07 AM
If I understand the composition of the capsule correctly, among other things, the capsule contains lactose. For those who are lactose intolerant or sensitive, this could cause problems.
I agree with the others, there is no taste to the med when taken out of the capsule. Taking it this way isn't a problem.
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