Actos linked to Bladder Cancer The Strom Law Firm is now accepting product liability casesconcerning the diabetes drug Actos and its link to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is a grueling and excruciating journey. It is estimated that for nearly 25%of the people diagnosed with bladder cancer will ultimately die from the disease.
Recent studies have found that Actos can increase the risk of a patient taking the drug for more than a year developing bladder cancer by approximately 40%. Despite these risks, Actos still remains on the market in theUnited States. It has been pulled in both France andGermany as a result of those same concerns. ACTOSis a prescription medication used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control for type 2 diabetics. ACTOSis not for patients with type 1 “juvenile” diabetes or those who suffer from diabetic ketoacidosis.
ACTOSworks on two of the common problems that lead to high blood sugar:
It helps your body better use the insulin it makes
It also stops your liver from making more sugar when it doesn’t need to
By taking care of these issues, the sugar in ones blood can get to where it needs to go so it doesn’t continue to build up in the bloodstream.
However there are numerous side effects associated with the use ofActos. You should seek medical attention if you suffer from one of those side effects:
irregular breathing, troubled breathing, or shortness of breath
chest tightness or pain
dilated neck veins
swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
problems with teeth
decreased urine output
The FDAis still evaluating the data on Actos in order to determine if further regulatory action is needed.
Have you been injured by Actos? If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury becauseof an Actos side effect, you could be able to seek compensation for your lossesand suffering.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., the maker of Actos, released a statement saying it remains positive about the drug.
We are â€œconfident in the therapeutic benefits of Actos and its importance as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. The company remains committed to Actos and Actos-containing medications, and to the millions of people living with the disease.â€?
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Published on Aug 3, 2011
The Strom Law Firm is now accepting personal injury cases concerning the diabetes drug Actos and its link to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer...