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Elmiron Side Effects

Recent evidence highlights potentially dangerous Elmiron side effects, including serious eye damage.

If you’ve taken Elmiron and been diagnosed with retinal damage, Elmiron side effects may be responsible and you may be entitled to compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an Elmiron lawsuit lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Does Elmiron cause eye damage?

Elmiron Side Effects - Elmiron Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleyNew research has raised alarming questions about the common bladder medication Elmiron. According to a recent study, Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate) was linked to eye damage in roughly a quarter of patients studied. 

According to a report presented before the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Elmiron appears to be “toxic to the retina” — the light-sensing tissue in the back of the eye that enables us to see.

The researchers reported that “about one-quarter of patients with significant exposure to Elmiron showed definite signs of eye damage.”

The researchers responsible for the report further discovered that “this medication toxicity could masquerade as other known retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy.”

Damaging side effects and eye conditions potentially caused by Elmiron include:

  • Maculopathy
  • Pigmentary maculopathy
  • Retinopathy
  • Scotoma

Any of these conditions may potentially result in the following injuries:

  • Vision loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Halo vision
  • Unilateral or bilateral blindness
  • Blurred vision

IMPORTANT: If you have experienced any of these potential Elmiron side effects and/or suffered eye injury while taking Elmiron, it is recommended that you consult with your prescribing medical provider immediately. 

What is Elmiron?

Elmiron is a popular medication that for decades has been used to treat bladder pain and discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis, a condition that causes bladder inflammation or irritation. Elmiron forms a thin layer of protectant on the bladder wall, reducing the effect of irritants and harmful substances in the urine on the bladder.

More than 1 million Americans are estimated to suffer from interstitial cystitis, and Elmiron is currently the only FDA-approved medication to treat the condition. There is currently no generic equivalent for the bladder medication.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have likely been exposed to Elmiron.

Elmiron Side Effects

Recent research suggests that serious side effects of Elmiron may include retinal damage and other eye injuries.

If you have taken Elmiron and suffered eye damage, including any of the conditions listed above, please call our Elmiron lawsuit lawyers today at 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

If potential Elmiron side effects have caused you injury, you deserve justice — and you may be eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review and consultation.

Riddle & Brantley’s dangerous drug attorneys have been holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable for more than three decades. Together, our attorneys have nearly 200 years in combined legal experience and we know how to win justice for our deserving client. Over the last three decades we’ve won many five, six and even seven-figure settlements and judgments on behalf of those injured due to others’ negligence (see disclaimer below).

Managing partner and attorney Gene Riddle is a member of Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, Super Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He has also earned the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

“We believe Justice Counts and are committed to holding potentially negligent drug companies accountable. We would love to help you get justice.”

-Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley

“Am I eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit?”

Elmiron side effects may be responsible for serious eye damage suffered by those who have taken the popular bladder medication.

Elmiron Lawsuit Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyIf you’ve taken Elmiron and been diagnosed with any of the following conditions or suffered any of these injuries, you may be eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit — and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

You don’t have to go through this alone.

For a FREE consultation with a product liability lawyer handling Elmiron claims at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Side effects that may be eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit:

  • Maculopathy
  • Pigmentary maculopathy
  • Retinopathy
  • Scotoma

These conditions may have led to any of the following injuries:

  • Vision loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Halo vision
  • Unilateral or bilateral blindness
  • Blurred vision

We believe Justice Counts for those who have suffered injury due to the negligence of pharmaceutical companies and we are committed to holding those responsible accountable.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case.

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*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.