Elmiron Linked to Maculopathy

In 2018, the Emory Eye Center announced the discovery of a new disease called Retinal Maculopathy, which causes significant vision problems.  In this study of 6 patients diagnosed with this new disease, all patients were women and each had taken Elmiron for IC.  A second study conducted by the Emory Eye Center also linked Elmiron to maculopathy and recommended patience undergo comprehensive ophthalmic examinations.  Further, an October 2019 Kaiser Permanente study identified 24% of its 91 subjects who took Elmiron for at least 5 years had retinal pigmentary maculopathy and vision symptoms.  Additional subsequent studies from various health organizations also show a link between Elmiron and maculopathy.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Elmiron

What’s the Problem With Elmiron?

In 1985, Elmiron was granted an FDA orphan drug designation, which is defined as “those intended for the safe and effective treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of rare diseases/disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the US or that affect more than 200,000 persons but are not expected to recover the costs of developing and… read more?

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition typically (but not always) found in women.  It causes bladder pressure, bladder pain, and sometimes pelvic pain.  There is currently no known cure for the condition, and the pain may negatively affect a person’s day-to-day life.  Elmiron is one of the only drugs developed to treat IC. read more?

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Common side effects of Elmiron

Common side effects initially linked to Elmiron and disclosed on the label include hair loss, upset stomach, nausea, dizziness, abnormal liver function, and bruising, among others.  However, vision loss, vision impairment, and changes in retinal pigment are NOT included on this list.

Contact Our Elmiron Lawyers Today

The Ruth Law Team is currently accepting new clients who have taken Elmiron and experienced issues with vision.  There have not yet been any verdicts or settlements related to Elmiron cases, however, we are working hard on behalf of our clients impacted by defective drugs and products. In December of 2020, 42 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for injuries caused by Elmiron were consolidated to create a new Multidistrict Litigation in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

If you took Elmiron and were diagnosed with maculopathy or other vision condition, contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378.  We offer a free consultation for all callers.  You could be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, future medical care, and more.

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