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What is Actos?
Actos, aka, Pioglitazone is used with a diet and exercise program and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Actos is in a class of medications called thiazolidinediones. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels. Actos is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may develop if high blood sugar is not treated).
If you or a loved one have been injured by Actos side effects such as bladder cancer you may be entitled to legal compensation. Contact our Actos lawyers right now regarding your potential Actos lawsuit by filling out the free Actos lawsuit evaluation form on this page.
Diabetes Drug Actos Bladder Cancer Risks
The FDA has issued a new warning of increased bladder cancer risk associated with use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone).
The warning comes after a review of data from a five-year interim analysis of an ongoing study of Actos by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
The results show that although there was no increased risk of bladder cancer among Actos users overall, there was an increased risk of bladder cancer among those who had used the drug the longest. There was also a greater risk of bladder cancer among Actos users who had been exposed to the highest cumulative dose of the drug.
Officials say information about this risk will be added to the label of the drug as well as the patient medication guide.
FDA officials say in light of this new information, Actos should not be prescribed to people with bladder cancer or people with a history of bladder cancer.
When Actos was released onto the market, no studies had been performed on humans. The only studies ever conducted were conducted on male rats and those studies revealed a link to bladder cancer within the rats. Yet Takeda failed to warn of this dangerous side effect until August 2011.
Symptoms of Actos Bladder Cancer May Include:
Blood in urine
Frequent small amounts of urination
Frequent urinary tract infections
Lower back pain
Abdominal back pain
In addition to Actos (Piaglitazone) Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR and Duetact is being investigated by our firm for potential Bladder Cancer lawsuits. Actoplus is a diabetes medication which contains Metformin and Piaglitazone and Duetact is a diabetes medication that contains Glimepiride and Pioglitazone.
What If Actos I Have Experienced Severe Side Effects Such As Actos Bladder Cancer? Can I participate In The Actos Lawsuit?
If you have taken Actos, Actoplus or Duetact and experienced serious Actos side effects such as Actos Bladder Cancer call our Actos lawyer today to find out about an Actos lawsuit. With offices in Washington D.C. and throughout Florida we are ready to help Actos side effects victims nationwide. Let our Actos Attorneys evaluate your case for free today. Fill out our online case evaluation form on this page or call us toll free at: 1.800.856.6405 for your free, confidential case evaluation.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is currently handling Actos lawsuit cases for the following Actos Side Effects:
If you have experienced Actos side effects you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Actos lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for information regarding your potential Actos lawsuit or for information about a possible Actos Bladder Cancer class action lawsuit. Fill out our free case evaluation form and one of our Actos Attorneys will contact you regarding your potential Actos lawsuit.
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