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Has your vision been affected after taking the Interstitial Cystitis drug, Elmiron?

Find out whether you are eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer on a No-Win, No-Fee basis.

Used Elmiron for more than a year?

If you’ve been taking or have taken Elmiron for more than a year and experienced any of the following symptoms or conditions, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Any of these symptoms?

  • Maculopathy (degeneration of the macula)
  • Macular degeneration
  • Macular dystrophy
  • Night vision problems
  • Dark adaptation issues (trouble adjusting your sight when going from light to dark)
  • Blindness

Professional confirmation helps

If any of the above have been confirmed by an optometrist or medical professional, then that will add weight to your claim.


It’s important that any loss of vision that you experienced started no earlier than three months after you started using Elmiron and that you’ve also never taken Chloroquine.


Evidence of a link

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows Elmiron users are experiencing issues with their vision and this has now been directly linked to taking the drug.

Elmiron is prescribed to prevent the pain associated with IC (interstitial cystitis) a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. It contains PPS (pentosan polysulfate sodium).

Studies now show that long term use of PPS (pentosan polysulfate sodium) can potentially cause toxic maculopathy which can lead to permanent eye damage.

Pigmentary maculopathy

The specific type of maculopathy linked to Elmiron is pigmentary maculopathy. Studies have found that this type of maculopathy seems to be unique to Elmiron users.

We believe the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, should be held accountable.

If you’ve had issues with your vision after long term use of Elmiron then read on.


Check if you can make a no-win, no-fee claim

If you believe you’ve been affected then you may be able to claim significant damages against the manufacturer.

Click any of the buttons on this page to chat with our claims assistant. She will ask you a few simple questions to confirm you are able to make a claim and then take your contact details.

After that one of our client care team will reach out to you to discuss your case in more detail.


Values you can trust

Pogust Millrood is a Pennsylvania based law firm with a national and international reputation of fighting for justice.

We are specialists in largescale negligence and misconduct claims against corporations and have successfully claimed billions of dollars in damages for our clients.

No-Win, No-Fee

Our focus is protecting those who are injured by the misconduct of others and who may not have the means to pay for a lawyer up front, by the hour.

When someone comes to us for legal help – and when we believe in the case and believe that we can win it – we do not hesitate at the fact that the case may be expensive or difficult.

Your claim evaluation is totally free, and you will only pay legal fees if you receive compensation. So there is no financial risk to you.


Mike Daly


. Prior to joining Pogust Goodhead,  Mike was a healthcare litigation associate in a large Philadelphia-based defense firm where he represented medical facilities and healthcare professionals in civil liability cases.

Harris L. Pogust


Harris has spent his career representing people who have been injured not only by the negligence of others, but also by the greed and intentional actions of large corporations across the country, including software companies, manufacturing companies, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the federal government. 

Kristen Varallo


Kristen has been a litigation paralegal with Pogust Goodhead for nearly 10 years, providing support on pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort cases. She advocates for a number of organizations including Women’s Law Caucus, Grassroots Law Project, and National Organization for Women.


Elmiron is still being marketed as a treatment with only minor side-effects. As studies are now showing, this isn’t the case, and many people are suffering from irreversible damage to their vision.

We believe the manufacturer needs to be held accountable for this wrong doing and we believe they should compensate people like you who are suffering due to this negligence.

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