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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione category that's fairly recent. It is used by itself or possibly in combination with additional drugs including the hormone insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medicine reduces blood glucose 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 people in the country. It is a condition that involves high blood sugar levels due to the body's inability to correctly use insulin. If the issue is left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight, kidney problems, and cardiovascular disease, and bladder cancer.
Shortly after the approval of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because various studies came out regarding people that developed fatal liver disease after taking the medication.
Actos Considerations You Have to Be Careful For
Additional instances came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pushed the ADA and the American Heart Association to send a stern warning for people with diabetes using 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 an ongoing clinical trial that showed Actos increased the possibility of patients developing bladder cancer after taking the medication for more than a year. Because of this, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) about the severe risks linked to use of the medicine.
Currently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to determine whether further action, such as a recall, is needed. There are lots of negative effects connected with Actos. You should find medical treatment if you experience:
• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • excessive exhaustion • 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. Patients should speak with his or her medical professional concerning all problems they might have.
The FDA says diabetics should also notify their health care professional if they're experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer like
• Blood in the Urine • Pain During Urination • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Having to Use the bathroom Without Results
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The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and personal injury cases concerning the diabetes medicine Actos and its connection to bladder cancer. Give us a call right now to schedule a free assessment. 803.252.4800
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