BECAUSE science is continually making new discoveries, a medication many people took to help them with one condition can be found to cause another.
A case in point is a medicine thatâ€™s been used to combat type 2 diabetes and balance good and bad cholesterol.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that use of the drug Actos (pioglitazone) by Takeda Pharmaceuticals for more than a year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. The risk seems to be considerably higher for those who take the drug at higher cumulative doses and for longer periods of time, as much as 24 months or more.
Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medicines. The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.
What To Do
Thatâ€™s why if you or a loved one has developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, you may want to consult with your doctor and then get in touch with a lawyer.
To help people who took the drug, the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating cases in which Actos may have potentially caused bladder cancer and may be able to help you understand your legal options.
Itâ€™s one of Americaâ€™s largest trial law and products liability law firms, representing injured persons and winning billions of dollars in total verdicts and settlement in such national litigations as asbestos injuries, defective medical products and medicines, environmental toxic torts and others. Its philosophy is that every clientâ€™s case is the most important case, and that each client is entitled to its very best work.
For a free consultation or more information, call (888) 411-LAWS (5297) or visit www.weitzlux.com. (NAPSI) â–