Actos Bladder Cancer Considerations

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

Type-2 diabetes presently impacts almost twenty million Americans. It is a condition that involves high blood sugar levels caused by the body's incapability to properly use insulin. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, kidney complications, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the approval of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because numerous reports surfaced regarding people that developed fatal liver disease after taking the medication.

Details on the Actos Lawsuit 

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 issue a stern warning for diabetic patients using Actos given that they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently issued a new warning based on its look at information from a continuous clinical trial which showed Actos elevated the possibility of people developing bladder cancer following taking the drug for more than a year. Consequently, the FDA required the suppliers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the serious dangers associated with use of the medication.

Presently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to decide whether further actions, such as a recall, is needed. There are several negative effects associated with Actos. You should find medical treatment if you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming fatigue • infrequent heartrate • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs • decreased urine output • weight gain

Presently, the FDA is advising physicians not to use Actos on individuals that have bladder cancer. Affected individuals should speak with their medical doctor regarding all concerns they might have.

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

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Sense of Having to Urinate Without Results

Bladder Cancer Problems after taking Actos? Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC Right now 

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

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