Actos Can Result in Considerable Difficulties Never Wait Until Its Too Late
is a drug of the thiazolidinedione category which is fairly new. It's used by itself or in combination with other drugs including insulin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication reduces blood sugar levels and boosts the body's level of sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Actos in the late 90s.
Type-2 diabetes presently effects nearly 20 million people in the country. It's a disease that involves high blood glucose levels caused by the body's inability to properly use insulin. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can result in loss of sight, kidney complications, and cardiovascular disease, and bladder cancer.
Soon after the authorization of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because several studies came out concerning people who developed fatal liver disease soon after taking the medication.
Actos Warnings Introduced by the Food and Drug Administration
Additional instances came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to issue a stern warning for diabetes sufferers using Actos given that they were at an increased risk of getting heart disease and bladder cancer.
The FDA recently released a new warning according to its review of details from an ongoing clinical study which showed Actos elevated the chance of people developing bladder cancer following using the drug for more than a year. As a result, the FDA required the suppliers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the severe risks associated with use of the drug.
Currently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to decide whether additional action, such as a recall, is necessary. There are several unwanted effects related to Actos. You should find medical attention if you experience:
• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming tiredness • unnatural heart beat • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or calves • reduced urine production • weight gain
Currently, the FDA is informing medical professionals not to use Actos on individuals that have bladder cancer. Patients should consult his or her medical professional regarding any concerns they might have.
The FDA says diabetics should also inform their doctor if they are having symptoms of bladder cancer such as
• Blood in the Urine • Pain During Urination • Frequent Urination • Sense of Having to Use the bathroom Without Results
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