Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer
The FDA has issued a safety announcement about the risk of bladder cancer for those taking the type-2 diabetes drug Actos for over a year. The Actos safety warning follows a five-year Actos study suggesting that long term, high-dose use of Actos may increase a patients risk for bladder cancer. This increased risk may be greater in men than in women.
In response to that study, the FDA is warning that Actos not be used in patients with active bladder cancer or if they have a history of bladder cancer. Actos is still being used in the United States despite France suspending Actos use and Germany recommending Actos not be used in new patients altogether.
What are the Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?
- Blood found in the urine
- Pain while urinating
- Needing to urinate, but not able to
- Back or abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite and weight
How We Can Help
If you have taken the diabetes drug Actos and have experienced serious Actos side effects including bladder cancer, you may want to consider your potential legal claim. For more information, or to speak with someone experienced in handling prescription drug injury cases call us toll-free at 1.800.887.8029. We welcome any questions you may have.