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is a medication of the thiazolidinedione category which is fairly new. It's used by itself or possibly in combination with additional drugs including insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medicine lowers blood glucose 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's a condition that involves high blood sugar levels due to the body's inability to effectively use insulin. However, if the issue is left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the authorization of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because numerous studies came out about people that developed fatal liver disease soon after taking the drug.

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Additional instances came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pressed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to release a warning for diabetic patients taking Actos because they were at an increased risk of getting heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently released a new notice based on its look at information from an ongoing clinical trial which showed Actos increased the chance of patients developing bladder cancer following using the medicine for more than a year. As a result, the FDA required the suppliers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (highest and strongest label change) concerning the serious risks associated with use of the medicine.

Currently, the FDA is still looking at trials to determine whether more action, such as a recall, is necessary. 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 • overwhelming tiredness • unusual heartrate • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, toes, or calves • reduced urine output • weight gain

Currently, the FDA is advising physicians not to use Actos on people that have bladder cancer. Individuals ought to talk to his or her medical professional concerning all concerns they could have.

The FDA says diabetes patients also need to tell their health care professional if they're having symptoms of bladder cancer including

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort During Urination • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Having to Urinate Without Results

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The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and also 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

The information you receive at this web page is not, nor is it intended to serve as, legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for advice relating to your individual case. This article is not meant to and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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