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Actos Bladder Cancer Cases

Prescription Medication Litigation.

The Prescription Medication Actos

Actos Pioglitazone

Known generically as Pioglitazone, Actos is a popular drug used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. While Actos has mostly been used in cooperation with insulin and other diabetes drug treatments, it has been used in experimental procedures to quell the progression of prediabetes, as well as other unintended treatments.

Read the FDA 's statement regarding Actos: FDA Safety Communication - Actos-(pioglitazone).

Actos-related Bladder Cancer Risks

A five-year study showed that people who took Actos for 12 months or longer had a 40% increase in their risk of developing bladder cancer. Another study showed that one-fifth of all reports of diagnoses of bladder cancer in diabetes drug users involved Actos.

In 2007 the FDA issued a warning regarding Actos side effects, and in 2011 the FDA issued a stronger warning that included the risk of bladder cancer.

Other Side Effects of Actos

Common side effects associated with Actos include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden weight increase
  • Dehydration
  • Chest pain

More serious warning signs include:

  • Fluid retention
  • Peripheral edema
  • Congestive heart failure.

Compensation for Actos-related Bladder Cancer Victims

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after being prescribed Actos, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and changes in your cost of living.

Things to Consider

If you have a history of bladder cancer, or if you have family members who have a history of the disease, you should not use Actos. Your physician should be aware of this information before you are prescribed any medication.

If you are currently taking Actos, be aware of the symptoms of bladder cancer:

  • Painful sensations during urination
  • Intense back pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Lack of urine despite increased urge
  • Bloody urine
  • Pink or orange urine

Consult with a physician immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Consult with an attorney having experience in prescription medication litigation.

Legal Action

If you or a loved one has been prescribed and used Actos to treat Type 2 diabetes and you have experienced severe side effects and symptoms of bladder cancer, you should consult with a physician. We also invite you to contact us. We are experienced in prescription medication litigation, and our consultations are provided free and without obligation.