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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione category that's pretty new. It's used on it's own or in combination with additional drugs including insulin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication reduces blood glucose levels and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Actos in the late 90s.

Type-2 diabetes presently impacts nearly twenty million individuals in the nation. It is a disease that involves high blood glucose levels caused by the body's incapability to correctly use insulin. If the issue is left untreated, it can result in blindness, kidney complications, and cardiovascular disease, and bladder cancer.

Shortly after the approval of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because various studies came out concerning 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 disease which pushed the ADA and the American Heart Association to release an alert for diabetics taking Actos because they were at an increased risk of getting heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently issued a new notice based on its review of information from an ongoing clinical trial which showed Actos increased the chance of patients developing bladder cancer following using the medication for more than a year. Consequently, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (highest and strongest label change) about the severe dangers associated with use of the medication.

Presently, the FDA is still looking at trials to decide whether further action, such as a recall, is needed. There are several side effects connected with Actos. You should find medical treatment should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming fatigue • irregular heartbeat • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs • decreased urine output • an increase in weight

Presently, the FDA is informing medical professionals not to use Actos on patients that have bladder cancer. Patients should speak with their medical doctor concerning all issues they could have.

The FDA says diabetes patients also need to tell their physician if they are experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Pain While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Sense of Having to Use the bathroom With no Results

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The Strom Law Firm is now taking product liability and also personal injury cases in connection with diabetes medicine Actos and its connection to bladder cancer. Give us a call right now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800

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