POSTED BY Tracy . July 22, 2020
Have You Taken Elmiron for Chronic Bladder Pain? Here’s What You Should Know.
Interstitial cystitis (bladder inflammation or irritation, also known as IC) is a painful condition that affects more than 1 million people in the United States, mostly women. Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is the only drug approved in the United States for the treatment of IC. Elmiron is a weak blood thinner which also works as a bladder protectant, used to treat bladder pain and discomfort caused by cystitis (bladder inflammation or irritation). Recent findings show that one-quarter of patients who have taken large amounts of Elmiron had clear signs of eye damage.
Elmiron lawsuits claim the drug causes an eye disorder called maculopathy and other disorders of the retina that may lead to blindness. People who took Elmiron and suffered maculopathy or other serious vision problems may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit.
Claimants in Elmiron lawsuits accuse Janssen Pharmaceuticals of failing to properly warn the public about the risk of ocular toxicity and irreversible vision damage.
Research presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2019 revealed that patients taking Elmiron showed clear signs of toxicity.
The drug has been on the market since the late 1990s, and it is the only drug approved to treat pain associated with interstitial cystitis IC.
At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we have been fighting for victims’ rights for more than 25 years. We are knowledgeable, experienced, and successful in taking on Big Pharma for the clients we serve. If you or a loved one has taken Elmiron and is experiencing vision problems, please do not hesitate to contact us at 877.526.3457. Or if you’d prefer to contact us online, please fill out this form and we will respond right away.