DURHAM, N.C., July 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc. , a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has come under fire for their ongoing failure to warn users of the harm their widely prescribed drug, Elmiron (generic pentosane polysulfate sodium), can cause. Elmiron is currently the only FDA-approved drug to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), so many people have been taking it continuously for years without knowing of the damage it can cause to their vision.
Multiple studies have shown a strong link between Elmiron use and the subsequent development of maculopathy and other eye diseases. Therefore, long-term Elmiron users who were diagnosed with maculopathy, or are experiencing the symptoms listed below, should consult their physician as soon as possible about the potential link to the drug:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing objects that are close
- Difficulty adjusting to low light conditions
- Losing vision at certain spots
- Vision dimming or blurring
- Eye pain
- Distorted vision
Researchers have brought their findings to Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ attention, but even now, maculopathy is still not included on the drug’s list of potential side effects and health warnings.
North Carolina Lawyers Ready to Help Elmiron Users Who Suffered Vision Damage or Loss
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is taking cases for Elmiron-related injuries. Get in touch with someone from the team at 1-866-900-7078 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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