Side effects such as bladder cancer may be related to use of Actos.
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The popular drug Actos is the leading type 2 diabetes treatment in the world; it is also widely used in the United States. Sales of the drug skyrocketed after rival diabetes medication Avandia was linked to cardiovascular death and heart attacks.

In some of the early trials, researchers identified minor Actos side effects such as:   

  • Blurred or lost vision
  • Nausea vomiting or loss of appetite
  • Dark urine or jaundice of the skin or eyes
  • Sore throat or mouth pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain and swollen joints           

In the past several years, however, studies have identified more serious Actos side effects such as bladder cancer, liver disease and heart attacks.

Many experts believe that the failure of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, to properly warn people of the serious health risks associated with taking the drug may have led to as many as 10,000 people developing bladder cancer.

Anyone affected by the Actos side effects of this defective drug may have a legal right to recover for their damages.

If you or a loved one took Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, it is important to speak with an attorney about the compensation available. Call us today to learn more about your legal rights.

A U.S. study this year of more than 180,000 people from the Kaiser Permanente health plan showed that while the immediate risk of bladder cancer was not significantly higher with Actos, those patients taking the drug for more than a year or two had a substantially higher risk. The study was reported in Diabetes care.

Bladder cancer is a serious condition where the cancer forms in the tissues of the bladder (The organ that stores urine) and attacks the internal lining.

If not discovered and treated early on, it may lead to years of painful treatment such as:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Bladder removal

Bladder cancer is also responsible for approximately 15,000 deaths each year.

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 ready to discuss your case with you today.

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 as well as having experience fighting large drug companies and having 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 Actos side effects and your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.


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