Actos - Bladder Cancer from a Diabetes Drug

PHOTO: Actos antidiabetic drugsOur Florida attorneys are currently handling Actos cases.  Actos is an oral medication prescribed for those with Type 2 Diabetes. Research conducted by the American Diabetes Association is in agreement with preclinical and clinical studies indicating an association between Actos and bladder cancer.  It suggests that there may be a higher occurrence of bladder cancer the longer the medication is taken. These lawsuits have become news as former users of this drug contact Florida lawyers to file claims.

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Potential symptoms of bladder cancer which may be caused by the use of Actos may include:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Painful urination
  • Frequently urination
  • Unable to successfully or adequately urinate

Additional side-effects have been noted by the FDA and clinical sites which indicate there may be additional less severe issues associated with the use of Actos such as headaches, sinus infections, toothaches, muscle pains, sore throat, water retention, fatigue, stomach cramps, jaundiced eyes, and appetite loss.  Click here for a complete list of Symptoms associated with Actos bladder cancer.

In September 2010, the FDA issued the report Reviewing the safety of Actos while exploring a possible increase to the risk of Bladder Cancer.  The FDA launched an investigation to determine if users have a higher risk of being diagnosed with bladder cancer after ingesting the drug.  The FDA has now taken action upon the manufacturer of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, who has turned over interim data from an on-going 10-year study suggesting a possible link may exist between Actos and bladder cancer.

Contact a Florida Actos Lawyer

The Florida Actos attorneys at Bernheim & Dolinsky, L.LC. are evaluating potential lawsuits relating to the use of Actos and bladder cancer as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the potential risk.

For more information on filing an Actos lawsuit, please contact Bernheim & Dolinsky, L.L.C. at 1-800-474-4089 or contact us online

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