Actos and the Side-Effects of Bladder Cancer


Since the prescription medication Actos hit the market in 1999, it has been prescribed to millions of people to help control type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. It has also been linked to a growing number of instances of bladder cancer.

With early diagnosis, bladder cancer can usually be successfully treated. However, bladder cancer has a relatively high rate of recurrence, and it can be deadly when not diagnosed and treated in its early stages.

Actos users who experience any signs of bladder cancer should contact their physicians immediately. Symptoms of bladder cancer include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Blood in urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during urination

Like the diabetes drug Avandia, which has been pulled from pharmacies, Actos is a member of the thiazolidinedione classification of medication. These drugs have been associated with other complications including bone fractures, congestive heart failure and diabetic macular edema, which is the leading cause of vision loss in those with diabetes.

If you developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, an experienced product liability attorney may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Please contact us for a free case evaluation and to locate a dangerous drug lawyer near you.