Actos Bladder Cancer Problems

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

Type-2 diabetes presently impacts almost 20 million Americans. It is a disease that involves high blood glucose amounts caused by the body's inability to effectively use insulin. However, if the issue is left untreated, it can result in blindness, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Shortly after the approval of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because varied reports surfaced concerning people that developed deadly liver disease after taking the drug.

Information on the Actos Lawsuit 

Additional instances came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to send an alert for people with diabetes taking Actos because they were at an increased risk of getting heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently released a new notice according to its look at information from an ongoing clinical trial which showed Actos elevated the chance of people developing bladder cancer after using the medication for more than a year. Because of this, the FDA required the makers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (highest and strongest label change) about the severe risks associated with use of the drug.

Presently, the FDA is still looking at trials to determine whether additional action, such as a recall, is needed. There are lots of unwanted effects related to Actos. You should seek medical treatment should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • extreme fatigue • unusual heartrate • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs • decreased urine output • an increase in weight

Currently, the FDA is informing physicians not to use Actos on patients that have bladder cancer. People should speak with his or her medical professional concerning all concerns they might have.

The FDA says diabetics also need to tell their physician if they are having signs of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort During Urination • Frequent Urination • Sense of Needing to Urinate Without Results

Bladder Cancer Problems after using Actos? Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC Today 

The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and personal injury cases in connection with diabetes drug Actos and its association to bladder cancer. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800

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