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FDA  Warning of Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

The FDA issued an Actos Warning to Patients who have taken  the  drug Actis( Pioglitazone) for more than a year due an increased risk of Actos  bladder cancer based on a newly released study.  Actos patients with longer use of Actors have the highest risk of Actos bladder cancer.

Both Germany and France have officially  banned use of the drug although Actos is still available in the US.    The Actos warning concerning the potentail for bladder cancer will appear on the labeling per the request of the FDA.  

Actos controls blood sugar and is sometimes sold  in combination with metformin (Actoplus) Met, glimepiride (Duetact).) and Actoplus Met XR.  It is estimated  that over 2 million people currently use these drugs and need to be warned about the risk of Actos bladder cancer.

Symptoms of Actos Bladder Cancer

  • Blood or red color in urine
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Pain while urinating
  • Pain in back or lower abdomen

The FDA Actos Warning said diabetes patients taking Actos should tell their doctor if they have any of the above symptoms relating to Actos bladder cancer. Patients should talk to their doctors before making any changes to their medicine use and talk to their doctors about any concerns they have with using Actos.

You may be entitled to Compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of  Actos or want to learn more about the Actos warning , contact us now to speak with our qualified Actos Lawyer  about possible compensation and information about Actos baldder cancer.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.  

Actos attorneys at are currently  reviewing the potential for Actos bladder cancer lawsuits. If it is proven that these drug manufacturers have placed  profits ahead of patient safety by failing to adequately warn users concerning  the  potential risk of bladder cancer,  patients  diagnosed with bladder cancer may be  compensation through an Actos lawsuit.

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