Why It’s Important to Know about the Risks Associated with Actos

July 22, 2012

A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be scary and challenging. In addition to new and unusual physical symptoms like more frequent infections, fatigue, and hunger, a patient must also learn how to manage his or her symptoms and treatment. Of course, many patients also end up taking a variety of medications, too.

 

It’s important to note that one of the common medications for Type 2 diabetes, Actos (pioglitazone), carries with it the potential risk of serious side effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in fact, medical research has shown that prolonged exposure to Actos treatments can increase the risk of several health conditions. Specifically, for patients who take Actos for 12 months or longer, the risk of developing bladder cancer rises by an astonishing 40 percent.

 

What happens if long-term Actos treatments cause you or a loved one to receive a bladder cancer diagnosis? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati can help you answer this and the many other questions you may have. With considerable experience in this important area of the law, we know how to provide you with the advice you need. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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