In June 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning linking Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer, especially when used for more than one year. Two months later, the FDA required new risk warnings on product inserts for:
- Actos (pioglitazone)
- Actoplus Met (pioglitazone/metformin)
- Actoplus Met XR (pioglitazone/metformin extended release)
- Duetact (pioglitazone/glimepride)
Actos, or pioglitazone, is a medication commonly prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in adults with Type II diabetes. It is also used as a preventative diabetic medication for patients who show early symptoms of the disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer:
- Frequent or painful urination
- Inability to urinate
- Blood in the urine
- Urinary tract infection
Other Actos Side Effects May Include:
- Heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Kidney cancer
- Liver problems
- Bone fracture
If you or a loved one has suffered the side effects listed above and you suspect that Actos may have been the cause, please contact our office immediately.
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