Pioglitazone drugs and bladder cancer

Pioglitazone Drugs

The drug pioglitazone is the active ingredient in several diabetes medications that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns may increase the risk of bladder cancer by 40 percent in users who have taken the drug for more than one year. These medications include:

  • Actos®
  • Actoplus Met®
  • Actoplus Met XR®
  • Duetact®

Actos and other pioglitazone-containing medications are used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus by lowering high blood sugar and helping the body use insulin more effectively. Millions of prescriptions for pioglitazone-containing medications are filled every year.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to metabolize sugars (glucose) and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 27 percent of U.S. residents ages 65 years or older had diabetes in 2010, and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Treatment for type 2 diabetes includes:

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Have you taken Actos or another pioglitazone-containing medication to treat type 2 diabetes? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Fill out a free initial consultation form or call us at (800) 996-0911 to receive a case evaluation. Our team of legal professionals has helped thousands of individuals recover damages after suffering ill effects from taking prescription drugs, and we’re ready to help you. Don’t wait. Contact us immediately.

Never stop taking any medication without first consulting your doctor. Actos® is a registered trademark of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the products in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

We will not share your information for solicitation purposes. Your information will be received by Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law.

If you or someone you know was injured by Actos®, contact a lawyer today to get the help you deserve.

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