If you've watched TV recently, there's a good chance you've seen the Actos drug lawsuit commercials. Actos became the most popular choice of drug for treating Type 2 diabetes after Avandia, a prescription similar to Actos, was found to sharply increase the risk of heart attacks in its users. But in June, the FDA released a statement that said patients who have taken Actos (pioglitazone) for more than a year have a high risk to develop bladder cancer, which is why you are seeing all those Actos lawsuit commercials on TV. For the millions of people who take Actos, these commercials can be frightening and probably make users wonder if they should continue taking the drug.
Although Actos is known to increase risk of bladder cancer in some patients, for others the drug works fine. For the most common signs of Actos complications, read the list below.
Symptoms of Actos Bladder Cancer
• Sharp pain in lower abdomen or back
• Urgent need to urinate
• Pain while urinating
• Blood or red color in urine
In the Actos warning issued by the FDA, they encourage patients taking Actos to tell their doctor if they are experiencing any of the above symptoms.
Should you stop taking Actos? That's only a question you and your doctor can conclude together. Bring your concerns to them and get their professional opinion. If Actos has already caused your bladder cancer and you are interested in receiving compensation for your injuries, give one of the Actos attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm a call at 817-294-1900. Our injury lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience in dangerous and defective drug and medical device litigation.