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Elmiron Retina Damage: What You Need to Know

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  March 30, 2020   |  

Does Elmiron cause retina damage (retinopathy)? Questions about potential Elmiron retina damage continue to swirl following the presentation of an alarming report on Elmiron side effects to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Elmiron is the only FDA-approved medication for interstitial cystitis — a painful bladder disorder — and hundreds of thousands of Americans are estimated to take the medication.

***IMPORTANT: If you take Elmiron, please be aware that recent research has determined that the drug may potentially cause retina damage and other eye problems. Contact your prescribing doctor for more information on potential side effects and possible Elmiron alternatives.

Does Elmiron cause retina damage?

Elmiron Retina Damage - Riddle & BrantleyWhile Elmiron is not currently subject to an FDA recall, recent research has determined that the bladder medication may cause serious retina damage (retinopathy).

According to researchers presenting to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in a recent study, roughly one in four patients taking Elmiron exhibited signs of retina damage and other eye injuries.

Potential Elmiron retina damage may include:

These conditions can result in severe eye injuries, including but not limited to:

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“I take Elmiron. What should I do?”

If you take this medication and are concerned about potential Elmiron retina damage, it’s important to contact your medical provider immediately.

The researchers responsible for the recent Elmiron study do not advise patients to stop taking the drug. However, they urge patients to contact their prescribing doctor, and be screened annually for potential eye damage related to Elmiron — even if there are no immediate signs of retinopathy.

“Do I have any legal options regarding potential Elmiron retina damage?”

If you’ve taken Elmiron bladder medication and suffered retinopathy or other eye injury, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

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You may qualify for a lawsuit seeking to hold Elmiron manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for potential negligence. Potentially significant Elmiron settlements may be on the horizon.

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