Call Our Actos Lawyers Today for a Cost-free Actos Consultation

From NomadologyInstitute
Jump to navigation Jump to search


is a medication of the thiazolidinedione category that is pretty new. It is used by itself or possibly in combination with additional medicine including insulin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medicine lowers blood glucose levels and boosts the body's level of sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actos in the late 90s.

Type-2 diabetes presently impacts nearly twenty million people in the country. It is a disease that involves high blood sugar amounts due to the body's incapability to effectively use insulin. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can result in blindness, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

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

Actos Safety measures Released by the FDA 

Additional instances came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to issue an alert for diabetic patients using Actos because they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently issued a new notice based on its review of information from an ongoing clinical trial that showed Actos elevated the risk of patients developing bladder cancer after taking the medication 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) about the severe dangers associated with use of the drug.

Currently, the FDA is still looking at trials to determine whether more actions, such as a recall, is necessary. There are many negative effects related to Actos. You should find medical treatment if you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming tiredness • irregular heart beat • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, feet, or calves • reduced urine output • weight gain

Presently, the FDA is advising medical professionals not to use Actos in people that have bladder cancer. People should talk to his or her medical doctor concerning any problems they might have.

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

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort While Urinating • Frequent Urination • Sense of Needing to Use the bathroom Without Results

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

The Strom Law Firm is now taking product liability as well as personal injury cases concerning the diabetes medication Actos and its connection to bladder cancer. Give us a call now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800

The information you get at this web site is not, nor is it designed to be, legal advice. You need to seek advice from an attorney for assistance regarding your individual case. This article is not designed to and will not create an attorney-client relationship.

J.P.Strom, Jr. P.A. Strom Law Firm, LLC 2110 Beltline Boulevard Columbia, SC 29204