Elmiron Eye Damage: Is Elmiron Dangerous?
There are increasing reports of Elmiron eye damage associated with use of the popular bladder medication. Elmiron-linked eye damage was recently reported as a possible, dangerous Elmiron side effect in a recent report presented to the American Academy of Opthalmology.
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is the only FDA-approved medication for treating interstitial cystitis — a condition resulting in bladder pain and discomfort. It is estimated that hundred of thousands of Americans take the medication.
“It’s unfortunate,” said Dr. Robin A. Vora, a lead researcher involved in the study presented at the AAO annual conference, as reported in U.S. Pharmacist. “You have a patient with a chronic condition like interstitial cystitis, for which there is no cure and no effective treatment. They get put on these medications because it’s thought to have few side effects and few risks, and no one thinks about it again.”
The possibility of eye damage caused by Elmiron, however, means patients should consider the potential risks — and consult with their prescribing doctor.
Elmiron Eye Damage: Serious Questions Posed by Recent Study
In a recent study, researchers found evidence of serious eye damage in roughly one-quarter of patients taking Elmiron.
These alarming instances of retina damage and other eye injury potentially associated with use of Elmiron include:
These conditions may result in serious injuries including but not necessarily limited to:
“I take Elmiron. What should I do about potential eye damage?”
If you take Elmiron, be advised that research suggests this medication may be linked to serious and permanent eye damage.
If you are concerned about reported, potential retina and other eye injuries associated with the bladder medication, it is advised that you consult with your doctor immediately.
Dr. Vora and other researchers recommend that Elmiron patients be screened annually for potential eye damage — even if they don’t have signs of retina damage.
Have you taken Elmiron and been diagnosed with retina or other eye damage?
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Elmiron claims were recently consolidated into multi-district litigation in federal court in New Jersey, and our firm is actively investigating these claims and representing victims.
If you’ve taken Elmiron and suffered serious eye injury, the prescription drug may be responsible — and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
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