Who Is At Risk For Bladder Cancer?
It was found that the longer a patient takes Actos, and the higher the dosage, the greater the risk for developing bladder cancer. In other words, the more Actos you take, the higher your risk.
A French study found that the cumulative dose of greater than 28,000 milligrams overtime led to a significant increase in bladder cancer, particularly in men.
Cancer Risk In Avandia?
Actos was originally marketed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a safe alternative to Avandia (rosiglitazone). Avandia was found to have several heart-related side effects. Since the link between Avandia and heart problems was announced, sales of Actos has grown substantially.
No studies have shown a bladder cancer risk in Avandia, however, Actos is often prescribed to patients who are already at risk for heart conditions.
Bladder Cancer Symptoms
If you or a loved one takes Actos to treat type two diabetes, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer. Call a doctor if you notice:
- Blood in urine
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination
- Urinary tract infection
- Discomfort in lower back
When To Call A Lawyer
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. Call us at 314.444.4444 for a free consultation. Consider how long you have been taking Actos, and at what dosage. This information can help an attorney gain an understanding of your situation.