UPDATE: Keller & Keller is no longer accepting Actos injury claims. If you have any questions, we're still happy to speak with you, but we cannot accept any additional Actos drug case.
One of the most important questions you can ask your doctor before taking a prescription drug is: "What are the possible side effects?"
Having a clear understanding of a drug’s common and serious side effects allows you to better monitor yourself for symptoms and potential complications as you begin to take the medicine. However, not all side effects will appear immediately or shortly after you take the drug. Sometimes serious complications don't occur until the drug has been taken for an extended period of time.
Actos, also known as Pioglitazone, is a popular drug used to treat Type 2 Diabetes along side a proper diet and exercise program.
Below, we’ve listed some of the drug’s side effects:
Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
Upper respiratory infection
Sinusitis and sinus infections
Pharyngitis (throat pain and swelling)
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Can cause or exacerbate congestive heart failure
May cause or increase risk of bladder cancer
While some of these side effects, such as headache and sore throat, may tolerable considering the benefits of the drug, other side effects may have extremely serious consequences, such as bone fractures in women, liver damage, swelling, and anemia.
Two of the drug’s side effects, congestive heart failure (CHF) and bladder cancer, are extremely serious and have resulted in black-box warnings required by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) after extensive studies. Patients with existing heart problems are most at risk for experiencing congestive heart failure while taking Actos. Patients who have taken Actos for the longest amount of time are most at risk for being diagnosed with bladder cancer.
If you or a loved one have suffered harm because of a side effect of Actos, it is important that you speak with an experienced Indiana defective drug lawyer about the details of your case. Investigating your defective drug experience could lead to compensation and prevent others from suffering from similar experiences in the future. Call Keller & Keller today at 800.253.5537 today.