Actos Attorney Lawsuit
Long-term Use of Actos Increases Risk of Bladder Cancer
In June 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to type 2 diabetes patients of the drug Actos that they may be at risk of bladder cancer or urinary tract cancer if they have taken Actos for more than 12 months. The risk is also further increased with higher dosages. Currently, sales of Actos have been halted in France and Germany due to the risk of bladder cancer. Independent studies have shown that male patients taking Actos for more than 12 months increase their risk of bladder cancer by up to 80 percent.
If you have taken Actos for more than 12 months, you should be checked by your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms of bladder or urinary tract cancer:
- Sudden difficulty when urinating
- Sharp pain when urinating
- Unexplained appearance of blood in urine
Actos® (also known by its generic name pioglitazone) is an insulin sensitizing diabetes substance called thiazolidinediones (TZDs). Actos is designed to help the body utilize the insulin it produces and reduce blood sugar levels. Actos can also be prescribed along with other diabetes medications such as insulin, metformin and sulfonylurea.
Actos is prescribed in tablet form and comes in different dosages: 15, 30 or 45 mg. (Dosage is typically based on the medical needs of the patient by the prescribing doctor.) Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, based in San Diego,California.
Contact an Actos Attorney
If you or a family member has taken the diabetes drug Actos and been diagnosed with bladder cancer or urinary tract cancer, contact the Actos attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates. Our knowledgeable Actos lawyers will explain your rights to possible compensation for your injuries from this dangerous drug.
There’s no fee or obligation to consult with one of our Actos lawsuit attorneys. And because we work on a contingency basis, you only pay for our legal services if we win your case for you.
Please call us toll-free at 1-800-404-9000 or submit details of your case online.
LEGAL NOTE: Actos® is the registered trademark of Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.