Anyone that has been using the drug Elmiron to treat bladder conditions should be aware of the growing tide of concerns regarding the long-term safety of this popular drug. After an initial wave of reports linking the use of Elmiron to serious vision impairment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently stepped in and required the manufacturer of Elmiron to add a “black box” warning label. The new warning label alerts doctors and patients that Elmiron may cause a rare eye disease called pigmentary maculopathy that can cause vision impairment or blindness. The new warning label comes just as Elmiron lawsuits are already being filed across the country
Elmiron and Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis is an ailment involving the urinary tract system that causes chronic bladder and abdominal pressure and pain. The condition is a part of a spectrum of diseases known as Bladder Pain Syndrome. More than one million people in the United States, mostly women, are estimated to have the condition.