Unfortunately, every year many pharmaceutical drugs are linked to dangerous side effects.
If you’re currently taking Elmiron for bladder pain or have taken it in the past, keep reading.
Learn if you’re at risk of Elmiron’s life-changing side effects and whether you should contact our legal team at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today. We offer free consultations for lawsuits involving Elmiron.
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a drug that was first approved by the FDA in 1996 and most commonly prescribed by urologists to treat painful bladder syndrome and associated pelvic pain.
It works by creating a barrier between the bladder and irritating substances, like urine. It is the only drug approved for treating painful bladder syndrome.
In the last few years, medical experts and researchers have linked Elmiron usage to several dangerous side effects.
Though these findings were made public at the American Urology Association Annual Meeting, Elmiron producers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and parent company Johnson & Johnson have not recalled this medication.
Most prescription drugs list the possible side effects on the bottle. Because pharmaceuticals have to be approved by the FDA, in most cases, side effects regarding pharmaceuticals are minor and rare.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with Elmiron. This drug is linked to a whole range of side effects, most notably irreversible and permanent vision loss.
Incredibly, these side effects are showing up in over one-quarter of the people who have taken Elmiron.
In fact, many people who have taken this drug may have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration when it was actually due to Elmiron toxicity.
Elmiron usage can cause dangerous toxins to build up in the user’s eyes, particularly the portion behind the retina called the macula — the area of the eye that senses light and allows you to see.
When this occurs, you may notice some troubling vision-related symptoms, including:
If you’ve been injured due to the side effects of Elmiron, contact our legal team for a free consultation.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals may have been negligent in alerting the public to the dangerous side effects of Elmiron despite knowing the risks.
Our lawyers can examine your claim and advise you on the best course of legal action.
Never stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your physician. If you are currently taking Elmiron or have been prescribed it in the past, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away.
Your physician might take you off Elmiron or perform an eye exam to determine if Elmiron toxicity is impacting your retinas.
Your doctor might recommend that you visit an ophthalmologist for a complete eye and visual acuity appointment.
If your doctor finds that you have experienced side effects due to Elmiron, including vision loss, contact our law office right away. The sooner we consult with you, the quicker you can file a case if necessary.
In light of learning about these dangerous side effects, you might be feeling upset or betrayed. When you take a medication, you inherently trust the company that produces it.
You figure that they’ve done their due diligence to make sure it is safe. Your doctor trusted the drug as well; otherwise, they never would have prescribed it.
Remember, this isn’t your fault. If the side effects of Elmiron have made it difficult for you to work or to get through your daily life, you are probably wondering where to turn.
Is there anything you can do to make your life like it was before you began taking Elmiron? You might also be wondering how you will pay your medical bills now and in the future.
When you are injured due to the negligence of a pharmaceutical company, a lawsuit can help you find answers and provide a pathway for your future healing.
Our law office understands the mental and physical impacts that the side effects of Elmiron are putting you through. Our compassionate team is here to help you navigate these difficult times.
Your needs are our priority at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Our goal is to offer our clients superior results via individualized, compassionate services.
Damages due to side effects caused by unsafe pharmaceuticals, such as Elmiron, can change your life forever. We understand what you are going through and are here to help you navigate what the future holds.
We understand how unsafe medication side effects affect your life, and that is why we offer free consultations regarding Elmiron.
The team at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP believes that anyone impacted by Elmiron deserves to get answers right away.
If you find yourself in a personal injury situation due to the side effects of taking Elmiron, please contact us to begin the process of recovery today.