What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium), a medicine produced by the drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is the only FDA-approved oral treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Interstitial cystitis occurs when the mucous layer of the bladder is damaged, thus causing pain and inflammation. Elmiron adheres to the bladder wall and acts as a protective mucosal lining against irritating substances.
Did you experience vision loss or eye damage after taking elmiron to treat a bladder condition?
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Ophthalmologists began seeing side effects in the form of vision problems and vision loss in patients taking Elmiron in 2018. Dr. William Pearce and his colleagues at the Emory Eye Center revealed a study wherein six adult patie