What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is an oral prescription drug used to treat discomfort or bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis, or IC, a chronic condition that causes bladder pain and pressure. It may work by forming a layer on the bladder wall and protecting it from harmful/irritating substances in the urine. It is also a weak “blood thinner” and therefore may increase the risk of bruising/bleeding (e.g., bleeding from the nose/gums). The most common side effects of Elmiron are hair loss, diarrhea and nausea, headache, stomach upset, and/or abdominal pain. Other, more severe side effects may include: vision changes, eye pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting.
The most serious of the Elmiron side effects is pigmentary maculopathy or vision loss. Several research studies conducted have show a clear connection between users of Elmiron and irreversible retinal damage of the eyes.
If you or someone you love has experienced permanent vision loss or impairment as a result of taking Elmiron, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Simon Greenstone Panatier immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation by calling toll free at 866-734-5291. Elmiron permanent visionless and impairment lawsuits are being evaluated on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained.