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Actos has been typically prescribed to help control blood sugar in adults who have type-2 diabetes. The drug has been linked to many adverse effects, including increasing the risk of bladder cancer.
Numerous class action lawsuits have been filed across the United States, with plaintiffs alleging that the reactions the suffered from, including bladder cancer, were linked to Actos.
Does the risk of bladder cancer increase?
The FDA issued a warning in 2011 about the increased bladder cancer risk. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the company who manufactures the drug, completed a five-year study just prior to the release of this data to the general public. While Takeda determined that Actos did not directly cause the risk to increase, the study did determine that patients who took the drug over an extended period of time or those who took a higher dosage of the drug.
Other reported side effects of the drug include:
- Weight gain
- Muscle pain
- Dental problems
- Cold symptoms
- Chest pain
- Stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain when urinating
FDA has not yet banned these pills but has sent general warnings that those who are affected by or have previously had bladder cancer should not take this medication. While this may be considered a “warning,” this message does little to warn the other effects.
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Ready to take action against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. for suffering caused by Actos? Do not hesitate to enlist the help of an Atlanta personal injury attorney to work on your case. While we want to believe that medications are meant to treat us, negligence and other pharmaceutical errors can cause.