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is a medication of the thiazolidinedione category that's pretty new. It is used by itself or possibly in combination with additional medicine including insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medicine lowers blood sugar levels and boosts the body's sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actos in 1999.

Type-2 diabetes currently impacts almost 20 million individuals in the nation. It's a condition that involves high blood glucose levels due to the body's incapability to effectively use insulin. However, if the issue is left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight, kidney complications, and cardiovascular disease, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the approval of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because various reports surfaced regarding people who developed deadly liver disease after taking the medication.

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More instances came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pushed the ADA and the American Heart Association to release an alert for people with diabetes taking Actos because they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently released a new warning based on its look at information from a continuous clinical trial which showed Actos elevated the chance of people developing bladder cancer following taking the medicine for more than a year. Consequently, the FDA required the makers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the serious dangers linked to use of the medicine.

Presently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to determine whether additional action, such as a recall, is necessary. There are many negative effects related to Actos. You should find medical attention should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest pain • excessive tiredness • infrequent heartrate • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or calves • decreased urine production • an increase in weight

Currently, the FDA is advising doctors not to use Actos on individuals that have bladder cancer. People ought to speak with their medical professional regarding all concerns they might have.

The FDA says diabetics should also notify their physician if they're having symptoms of bladder cancer such as

• Blood in the Urine • Pain During Urination • Frequent Urination • Sense of Needing to Urinate With no Results

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The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and also personal injury cases regarding the diabetes medication Actos and its association to bladder cancer. Call us now to schedule a free assessment. 803.252.4800

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