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is a medication of the thiazolidinedione category that is fairly recent. It is used by itself or in combination with additional drugs including insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medication reduces blood sugar levels and boosts the body's sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actos in the late 90s.
Type-2 diabetes currently impacts nearly 20 million Americans. It is a disease that involves high blood glucose amounts caused by the body's inability to properly use insulin. However, if the issue is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.
Shortly after the authorization of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because varied studies came out concerning people who developed fatal liver disease after taking the drug.
Actos Warnings Introduced by the Food and Drug Administration
More cases came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pressed the ADA and the American Heart Association to issue an alert for people with diabetes taking Actos given that 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 a continuous clinical study that showed Actos increased 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 also now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the serious dangers associated with use of the medication.
Currently, the FDA is still looking at trials to determine whether more actions, such as a recall, is needed. There are several negative effects connected with Actos. You should find medical attention if you experience:
• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • excessive tiredness • irregular heart beat • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, feet, or calves • decreased urine output • an increase in weight
Presently, the FDA is advising physicians not to use Actos in people with bladder cancer. Affected individuals should talk to his or her physician concerning any issues they might have.
The FDA says diabetes patients should also inform their physician if they're experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer such as
• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Sense of Having to Urinate Without Results
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The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and personal injury cases concerning the diabetes medication Actos and its association to bladder cancer. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800
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