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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione class that's pretty recent. It's used on it's own or possibly in combination with other drugs including insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medicine reduces blood glucose levels and increases the body's level of sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Actos in the late 90s.

Type-2 diabetes currently effects nearly 20 million individuals in the nation. It is a disease that involves high blood glucose amounts due to the body's incapability to correctly use insulin. If the issue is left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the approval of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because varied studies came out about people who developed fatal liver disease soon after taking the medication.

Actos Warnings Introduced by the Food and Drug Administration 

Additional cases came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to release an alert for diabetic patients taking Actos given that they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently issued a new notice according to its review of details from a continuous clinical study that showed Actos elevated the chance of people developing bladder cancer following taking the medicine for more than a year. Because of this, the FDA required the suppliers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) about the severe dangers associated with use of the medicine.

Currently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to decide whether more action, such as a recall, is needed. There are lots of negative effects associated with Actos. You should find medical treatment should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • extreme tiredness • unusual heartrate • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, toes, or calves • reduced urine output • an increase in weight

Currently, the FDA is advising medical professionals not to use Actos in patients that have bladder cancer. People ought to talk to their medical professional regarding all issues they could have.

The FDA says diabetes patients also need to tell their doctor if they are having signs of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Needing to Use the bathroom Without Results

Give Our Actos Lawyers a Call Today at 803.252.4800. to Discuss Your Case 

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

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