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is a medication of the thiazolidinedione class that is pretty recent. It is used on it's own or in combination with other 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) authorized Actos in 1999.
Type-2 diabetes presently effects nearly 20 million individuals in the nation. It's a condition that involves high blood glucose amounts caused by the body's inability to properly use insulin. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to loss of sight, kidney complications, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.
Soon after the approval of Actos, an additional thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because numerous reports came out about people who developed deadly liver disease soon after taking the medication.
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More cases came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pressed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to release a warning for diabetes sufferers using 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 review of information from an ongoing clinical study which showed Actos elevated the possibility of people developing bladder cancer following using the medicine for more than a year. As a result, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) about the serious dangers linked to use of the medication.
Currently, the FDA is still looking at trials to determine whether further action, such as a recall, is necessary. There are several unwanted effects associated with Actos. You should seek medical treatment should you experience:
• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest ache • overwhelming tiredness • infrequent heartrate • dilated neck veins • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or calves • decreased urine production • weight gain
Presently, the FDA is advising medical professionals not to use Actos on individuals that have bladder cancer. Affected individuals ought to speak with his or her medical professional regarding all issues they could have.
The FDA says diabetics also need to tell their physician if they're having symptoms of bladder cancer such as
• Blood in the Urine • Pain During Urination • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Needing to Urinate Without Results
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