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is a medication of the thiazolidinedione class that's pretty recent. It is used by itself or possibly in combination with additional medicine including the hormone insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medicine lowers blood sugar 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 presently impacts nearly twenty million people in the country. It's a disease that involves high blood sugar levels caused by the body's inability to properly use insulin. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, kidney complications, and cardiovascular disease, and bladder cancer.

Shortly after the authorization of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because several reports came out regarding people that developed deadly liver disease soon after taking the medication.

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Additional cases 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 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 details from a continuous clinical trial that showed Actos elevated the risk of individuals developing bladder cancer following taking the medicine for more than a year. Consequently, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the severe risks associated with use of the medication.

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

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming fatigue • unusual heartbeat • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, toes, or calves • reduced urine output • an increase in weight

Currently, the FDA is informing physicians not to use Actos on individuals that have bladder cancer. People ought to consult his or her medical professional about all issues they might have.

The FDA says diabetics also need to inform their physician if they're having signs of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Pain While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Sense of Having to Urinate Without Results

Bladder Cancer Problems after using Actos? Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC Today 

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

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