Can I Be Involved in the Actos Lawsuit

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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione class that is pretty recent. It's used on it's own or possibly in combination with additional medicine including the hormone insulin for the treatment of type two diabetes. The medication lowers blood glucose 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 nearly 20 million Americans. It is a disease that involves high blood glucose amounts caused by the body's incapability to correctly use insulin. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can result in 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 surfaced concerning people who developed deadly liver disease soon after taking the medication.

Actos Issues You Need to Look Out For

Additional cases came forward after people took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to issue a stern warning for diabetic patients using 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 details from a continuous clinical trial that showed Actos elevated the chance of patients developing bladder cancer following using the medicine for more than a year. Consequently, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the severe risks associated with use of the drug.

Currently, the FDA is still looking at trials to decide whether further actions, such as a recall, is necessary. There are many negative effects connected with Actos. You should seek medical treatment should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • excessive fatigue • infrequent heartbeat • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs • decreased urine output • weight gain

Presently, the FDA is advising physicians not to use Actos on people that have bladder cancer. Patients should consult his or her physician about all concerns they might have.

The FDA says diabetes patients should also inform their health care professional if they're experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer such as

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

Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC Right now for Your Actos Case

The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability and also personal injury cases regarding the diabetes medicine Actos and its connection to bladder cancer. Give us a call today to schedule a free assessment. 803.252.4800

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