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The Real Dangers of Actos: Bladder Cancer

Scientists and physicians are devising new ways of treating patients and diseases, from new medicinal drugs to innovative forms of technology. Diabetes, the auto immune disease, requires a constant monitoring and care of blood sugar levels in order to create constant levels of glucose in the body. Type II diabetes occurs in 90% of diabetes patients and identifies the condition of the body failing to produce insulin or failing to recognize the production of insulin. Type II diabetes occurs more commonly in the Hispanic, Native American, and Asian populations. Seeing the enormity of the issue encourages medical physicians to seek and develop easier forms of medicine or insulin monitoring. One such newly developed drug is Actos. Actos, medically known as pioglitazone hydrochloride, is available in a small white tablet—an oral anti-diabetic medicine. Actos acts as an insulin control in the body allowing insulin to be produced and accepted by the body’s cells. Although developed to treat diabetes in a non-invasive manor, Actos has caused issues and diseases in many of the patients who took the drug. Patients taking actos between 2 and 5 years may have developed bladder cancer, according to reports and extensive FDA testing. For more information on Actos, and to read the FDA’s warning, click HERE.

After taking Actos, unexpected side effects that suggest bladder cancer include painful urination, bleeding while urinating, blurred vision, an increase in appetite or weight gain, upper chest pain, and other general ailments or pains. If you experience any of the above side effects and have taken Actos for an extended period of time, please seek medical attention immediately.

People who developed bladder cancer while on Actos are now seeking legal action in a class action lawsuit. Such pharmaceutical cases suggest manufacturer’s liability because of inaccurate warnings associated with Actos failing to mention the potential risk of cancer.

Cancer is a serious matter, with not only medical side effects, but additional emotional and mental distress to patients suffering from the disease. If you or a loved one suffers from bladder cancer as a side effect of consuming Actos and wishes to seek legal action against the drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, call Alvandi Law Group today. Professional Personal Injury Attorneys provide free legal advice for class action lawsuits. You do not have to go through this alone, call (800) 980-6905 today to speak with an attorney for a free consultation pertaining to facts of your individual case.

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