Pentosan Polysulfate sodium or elmiron is a medication used to treat discomfort and pain associated with interstitial cystitis (IC). Interstitial cystitis is a chronic heath condition that causes pressure and pain in the bladder.
Elmiron is currently the only oral prescription drug approved to treat discomfort associated with IC, with woman being the most common long-term user.
The medication elmiron does not cure interstitial cystitis, rather researchers believe pentosan polysulfate sodium protects the bladder from irritants found in the urine rather than stopping inflammation like Tylenol or ibuprofen.
While the most common side effects (including headache, hair loss, and diarrhea) only occurred in up to 4% of participants, elmiron lawsuits claim the medication could be toxic to the retina, light sensing tissue behind the eye.
Elmiron current does not list any warning pertaining to eye damage or the risk of eye disease, yet studies suggest the medication does contribute to vision problems in consumers.
Research has shown patients taking elmiron showed signs for toxicity as a result of the anti-pain pill.
Elmiron lawsuits accuse the medication's manufacturers of failing to properly warn consumers of the potential for eye and vision problems.
Lawyers are looking for individuals who have taken the medication elmiron only to later experience vision and eye problems including retinopathy, vision impairment, eye disease, and maculopathy.
If you or a loved one took elmiron and were later diagnosed with eye disease or vision lost you may qualify for this active lawsuit. Thousands of people have taken elmiron and may have been exposed to permanent vision loss.
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Discomfort or pain from bladder pain syndrome or interstitial cystitis (IC)
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