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Actos ® Injury Attorneys / Lawyers:

Actos® (pioglitazone, also marketed and sold in the United States as Actoplus Met®, and Duetact®) is a newer drug of the class thiazolidinedione.

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you or a loved one have taken Actos® or a related drug and suffered:

·        Bladder Cancer

·         Heart Attack

·         Heart Failure

·         Stroke

·         Other irregular Cancers or Heart Related Health Events

Facts about pioglitazone:

Pioglitazone is sold as a single-ingredient product under the brand-name Actos®.   This drug is also sold in combination with metformin, (Actoplus Met®, Actoplus Met XR®) and glimepiride (Duetact®).

This drug is used along with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Millions of patients have filled a prescription for a pioglitazone-containing drug from outpatient retail pharmacies.

In August, 2007, the FDA issued an alert highlighting important revisions to the prescribing information for Actos®, including a new boxed warning and revisions to the warnings, precautions, and contraindications.

There are many side effects associated with the use of Actos®.

Adverse effects for which immediate medical attention should be sought include, but are not limited to:

·            chest tightness or pain
·            irregular breathing, troubled breathing, or shortness of breath
·            wheezing
·            extreme fatigue
·            irregular heartbeat
·            dilated neck veins
·            
swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
·            decreased urine output
·            dental problems / problems with teeth
·            weight gain

 

The above issues primarily relate to potential side effects of this drug that may involve cardiovascular health issues.

On June 9, 2011 the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products noted this drug’s high risk of bladder cancer.

On June 10th, 2011 Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices also warned doctors not to prescribe the medication until further investigation of the cancer risk had been completed.

On June 15, 2011 the U.S. FDA announced that pioglitazone use for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.  The FDA further stated that the information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medications.

The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer, a Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and/or suffered a Stroke after taking Actos®. 

If you or a loved one has been injured or is deceased as a result of taking Actos ® or another diabetes medication, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact a pharmaceutical injury lawyer / attorney for a free evaluation of your case.  We would like to hear from you as soon as possible.  Delay may cause you to lose your legal rights forever due to the applicable statute of limitations for your area.

Never stop taking any medication without consultation with your physician;  always follow carefully the directions of your licensed physician. 




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