Actos side effects – side effects of actos
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Actos is a popular drug taken by millions of people to control the symptoms of their type-II diabetes. After rival drug Avandia was linked to heart attacks and cardiovascular death, Actos became the most prescribed diabetes drug in the world.
In early clinical trials, Actos side effects were relatively minor and included:
Unfortunately, recent studies have identified more severe Actos side effects such as bladder cancer, liver disease and heart attacks.
Since the maker of Actos didn’t adequately warn patients of these serious risks, experts believe as many as 10,000 people may develop or have already developed bladder cancer. Those who have been affected may have a legal right to recover for their damages.
If you were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, it is important to learn your legal options as soon as possible. Contact us today to speak with an attorney and learn about the compensation available.
On June 15, 2011, the FDA issued a warning to patients that Actos side effects had been associated with a greater risk for bladder cancer. The decision came after a study of more than 150,000 patients by the French Medicines Agency showed those taking Actos had as much as a 40% increased risk for bladder cancer.
Drug authorities in both France and Germany have banned all new prescriptions of Actos. However, it remains on the market in the United States and was taken by approximately 2 million people in 2010.
Bladder cancer is a serious condition that attacks the lining of the bladder. Although it is highly treatable if discovered early, it can require years of painful treatment, surgery, chemotherapy or even bladder removal. Approximately 15,000 people each year die from the disease.
Attorneys with the Actos Litigation Group are already helping those who have been affected by Actos side effects such as bladder cancer file a lawsuit. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today.
While no one should file a lawsuit unless a company caused their injury, an attorney can explain the research linking Actos to bladder cancer, and how Takeda Pharmaceuticals may have known of the risks while earning billions of dollars selling the drug.
Defective drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Making sure your attorney is qualified for this type of case, has experience fighting large drug companies and has the resources to pursue your case can make all the difference in how you are compensated.
The Actos Center works with only the top drug injury attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects and litigation relating to Actos. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.