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Actos Side Effects

actos pioglitazone hydrochloride

Bladder Cancer Risk

Actos (Pioglitazone HCl) which is marketed as Actos, Actoplus Met®, and Duetact®, was reported to be linked to an increased incidence of bladder cancer according to the FDA Safety announcement of September 17th. While the ten year study did not show an absolute link between all taking Actos and bladder cancer, an increased risk of bladder cancer was observed among patients with the longest exposure to Actos, as well as in those exposed to the highest cumulative dose of Actos.   If you believe you have been affected by Actos and you need assistance with filing a claim or want to be involved in any possible settlement, you can speak with someone now who is experienced with the tragedy of drugs that harmed when they were meant to heal.   Actos is a product of the pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was the tenth best selling drug in the U.S. in 2008 with sales of over 2.4 Billion dollars. Many patients who had been on Avandia were switched to Actos believing it would be safer. Now, a study is showing it is not safer than Avandia. Those who have taken Actos and suffered a heart attack or other injury as the result of it deserve to be compensated.

Serious side effects include:

  • weight gain, due to fluid retention or extra body fat
  • nausea, stomach pain, unexplained tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice that can signify liver problems
  • changes in vision, that can be symptoms of a serious condition known as macular edema
  • fractures in the hands, upper arms, or feet, especially in women
  • low red blood cell count
  • low blood sugar
  • ovulation, which can increase the chance of pregnancy
  • bladder cancer, which is characterized by blood or red coloration in your urine, an increased need to urinate, and pain while urinating
Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects, or if common side effects persist.

Common side effects include:

  • cold-like symptoms
  • headache
  • sinus infection
  • muscle pain
  • sore throat