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Elmiron is prescribed to treat a condition known as interstitial cystitis, also referred to as “painful bladder syndrome.”

Though doctors are not sure exactly how Elmiron interacts with the body, Elmiron is thought to work by attaching itself to the wall of the bladder and providing a buffer to irritating substances. In this way, the drug may decrease bladder pressure and pain.

Recent studies have suggested that long-term use of Elmiron can cause maculopathy, an eye disorder that can lead to blindness. Doctors studying the drug have identified several patients with pigmentary maculopathy that those patients developed after taking Elmiron.

Patients who have taken Elmiron are now suing the manufacturer of the drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Patients accuse Janssen of failing to warn patients about the full dangers of taking the drug, including the risk of maculopathy and blindness.

If you or a loved one took Elmiron and were then diagnosed with:

  • A progressive eye disease

You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.

There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.

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Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.