Elmiron, or sometimes known as pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is a medication prescribed to treat discomfort and pain associated with the chronic bladder syndrome known as interstitial cystitis (IC). Elmiron is a drug that has been prescribed for decades, while new studies and reports have uncovered long-term Elmiron use could lead to possible vision loss, retinal damage, and in some cases blindness. Studies have also shown patients who took Elmiron showed unusual changes to their macula (the center of the retina responsible for clear, focused vision). Hundreds of thousands of Americans who took Elmiron could be at risk of developing maculopathy, a disease that can cause permanent vision damage.
If you or a loved one took Elmiron to treat pain and discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis and as a result developed vision problems, you may be eligible to participate in an Elmiron lawsuit. Fears Nachawati Law Firm is here to help. Contact us to learn how you may be eligible for compensation of your injuries.