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Actos Bladder Cancer

If You Have Taken the Diabetes Drug Actos There is Information You Need to Know

On June 16, 2011, the FDA released a safety annoucement stating that the use of the diabetes drug, Actos, increases the risk of Actos bladder cancer.  “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of Actos bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautionssection of the label for pioglitazone-containing medicines. The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.”

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer Include:

  • Blood in the Urine
  • Lower Abdominal Pain
  • Need to Urinate Urgently
  • Pain Urinating

 

For more information, contact the Actos attorneys at Hensley Legal Group at (317) 472-3333 or click here.