Actos, an oral prescription medicine that is used to control blood sugar in adults with Type-2 Diabetes, was approved in 1999. The FDA approved the drug because of studies submitted by the manufacturer prior to the submission of the drug itself to the FDA. Actos is used with diet and exercise in order to improve glycemic control. It should not be used to treat Type-1 Diabetes. It works by decreasing insulin resistance, or by improving insulin sensitivity among insulin-dependent patients. Actos has been known to cause individuals to retain fluid, leading to swelling (edema) or weight gain.
Actos Side Effects Too Severe – Banned in France and Germany
Actos has several severe side effects. The most common side effects include headaches, sinus infections, respiratory infections, muscle aches, sore throat, and weight gain. There are also some severe side effects caused by Actos, including the swelling of ankles, allergies, blurred vision, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath, dark urine, stomach pain, symptoms of low blood sugar (sweating, extreme hunger, dizziness, shakiness, blurry vision, changes in behavior, and loss of coordination), unusual bone pains, and unusual weakness. Studies conducted not only in the United States but also in other countries point to a potential link between Actos and bladder cancer. France and Germany have both banned the drug after their studies on the likelihood of developing bladder cancer.
Any person may experience any of these side effects. Some do not experience them, or may tolerate the effects of the drug. If you or a loved one has suffered any injury from the intake of Actos, you may have a case against your employer, and may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering sustained.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE DISCONTINUING USE OF ACTOS OR ANY OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.
Have You or a Loved One Developed One of These Serious Side Effects While On or Recently After Discontinuing Actos?
If you or a loved one have developed serious side effects while on the diabetes drug Actos, you may want to speak with n Actos lawyer regarding a Actos lawsuit. d’Oliveira & Associates, Rhode Island personal injury lawyers, are working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
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