Elmiron® (pentosan polysulfate sodium), a commonly prescribed blood thinning medication has been on the market since 1996. Created by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron is used to treat interstitial cystitis (aka. painful bladder syndrome). Recent studies from the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Kaiser in Oakland, California, Harvard Medical School, and more have found a direct link between Elmiron Patients and serious retinal maculopathy.
Elmiron patients may not know they have a macular disorder, and instead just assume their vision is degrading due to old age or other reasons. This disorder can cause eye pain, blurry vision, difficulty reading, and even blindness. Elmiron can cause retinal maculopathy even after stopping use of this drug.
Elmiron has not yet been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
If you and your eye doctor have noticed issues with your eyes after taking Elmiron for 6 months or more you, contact an attorney right away for more information.
Side effects of Elmiron can be one or a combination of the following:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty acclimating to dim lighting
- Dark spots usually at center vision
- Muted or dull colors
- Blurry vision
- Straight lines become curved
- Eye pain
Wright & Schulte is currently accepting clients for future litigation. If you or a loved one is suffering after taking Elmiron, contact a Wright & Schulte Attorney now for help.
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one are suffering from any of the side effects listed above while prescribed Elmiron and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized, and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, fill out the online form, or give Wright & Schulte a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.