Attorneys Serving Victims of the Side Effects from Actos in Indianapolis
Actos, a medication prescribed to treat Type II diabetes, increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Actos, made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the FDA in July 1999. Actos was thought to be a safer alternative to Avandia, a similar product linked to heart problems. In June 2011, however, the FDA required new warnings that Actos may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer, especially if the drug is taken for an extended period of time or at increased dosages. Health regulators in some European countries have since suspended sales of the drug. Other drugs containing the same active ingredients, including Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, and Duetact have also been required by the FDA to warn of the increased risk of bladder cancer.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any side effects after using Actos or another drug to treat Type II diabetes, please contact Cohen & Malad, LLP to speak with one of our experienced product liability/personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal options and help you seek the compensation you deserve.