Actos Bladder Cancer Concerns

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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione category that is pretty recent. It is used on it's own or possibly in combination with other medication including insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medication lowers blood sugar levels and boosts the body's sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Actos in 1999.

Type-2 diabetes currently effects nearly twenty million individuals in the nation. It is a disease that involves high blood sugar levels due to the body's incapability to correctly use insulin. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the approval of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because various reports surfaced concerning people that developed fatal liver disease after taking the medication.

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More cases came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pressed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to send an alert for diabetic patients using Actos because they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently issued a new notice based on its look at information from an ongoing clinical study which showed Actos increased the risk of patients developing bladder cancer after using the drug for more than a year. As a result, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (highest and strongest label change) concerning the severe dangers linked to use of the drug.

Presently, the FDA is still going over trials to determine whether additional action, such as a recall, is necessary. There are several negative effects associated with Actos. You should seek medical attention should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest pain • overwhelming tiredness • unusual heartrate • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or calves • reduced urine output • weight gain

Currently, the FDA is advising doctors not to use Actos on patients with bladder cancer. Individuals should consult their medical doctor concerning any issues they might have.

The FDA says diabetics also need to notify their health care professional if they are experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort During Urination • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Needing to Urinate With no Results

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The Strom Law Firm is now taking product liability as well as personal injury cases concerning the diabetes medication Actos and its association to bladder cancer. Give us a call now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800

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