Elmiron is a drug that has been prescribed to millions of patients since 1996 in order to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome. But starting in 2015, researchers have begun to discover a potential link between this drug and a serious eye disease called maculopathy. But even as the evidence has piled up, Elmiron’s manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical has failed to warn the public about these risks.
IC patients are usually prescribed 300 milligram daily doses of the drug, but for more serious cases doctors have been known to prescribe 800 or even 1500 milligrams. Millions of people are taking a drug that may one day rob them of their vision, and an untold number may have already suffered serious health damage.
Lawsuits on behalf of the injured have already begun. If you or a loved one took Elmiron and has since been diagnosed with maculopathy, you may be eligible for compensation. Call today to have your case reviewed for free.
A Hidden Danger
The potential risks associated with Elmiron were unknown until 2015, when doctors at Atlanta’s Emory Eye Center encountered an eye condition they hadn’t seen before in six women. This form of maculopathy didn’t seem to have a cause. Further investigation revealed that all six women had been taking Elmiron for years.
Further studies released in 2018 and 2019 further support the link between Elmiron and this eye condition.It is as yet unknown how Elmiron causes this condition.
Eye disease is still not listed as a possible side effect by the manufacturer, despite all the evidence. There’s no telling how many people have already suffered a serious eye injury due to their use of Elmiron, and hundreds of thousands of people are still putting themselves at risk.
Fight For Compensation
If you or a loved one took Elmiron and have been diagnosed with maculopathy, you could be owed compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. We want to help you fight to get it.
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