Can I Get Involved in the Actos Lawsuit

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

Type-2 diabetes presently effects almost 20 million Americans. It's a disease that involves high blood sugar levels caused by the body's inability to correctly use insulin. If the issue is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, kidney complications, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Soon after the authorization of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was taken down from the shelves because varied reports surfaced concerning people that developed deadly liver disease soon after taking the medication.

Actos Issues For You and Your Household

More instances came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart failure which pressed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to send 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 warning based on its review of details from an ongoing clinical study which showed Actos elevated the possibility of individuals developing bladder cancer after using the medicine for more than a year. Because of this, the FDA required the makers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (highest and strongest label change) concerning the serious risks associated with use of the medication.

Currently, the FDA is still reviewing trials to determine whether additional action, such as a recall, is needed. There are lots of side effects associated with Actos. You should find medical attention should you experience:

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

Currently, the FDA is informing medical professionals not to use Actos in individuals with bladder cancer. Individuals should speak with their medical professional about any issues they might have.

The FDA says diabetes patients should also tell their health care professional if they are having signs of bladder cancer including

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort During Urination • Frequent Urination • Sense of Needing to Use the bathroom With no Results

Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC Today for Your Actos Case

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

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