Actos is a medication that has been used since the late 1990’s to treat Type 2 diabetes. Manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, it is part of a group of drugs in the thiazolidinediones class, and it works by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This allows a person with Type 2 diabetes to more easily keep glucose levels within a desired or healthy range. Actos has been prescribed for and used by many Type 2 diabetes patients over the years, but recently, information has come to light that indicates this medication is unsafe.
Actos Side Effects and Complications
Type 2 diabetes patients are those who have developed a resistance to insulin, and the desired effect of Actos is to reduce this resistance so that insulin can be used more efficiently in the body. However, Actos is now known to cause serious health issues in those who take it. Some of the side effects and complications that have been linked to it include:
– An increased risk of bone fractures
– An increased risk of bladder cancer
– An increased risk of congestive heart failure and other cardiac issues
Studies are available that conclusively link these side effects and complications with those who have taken Actos.
What You Can Do
If you have been prescribed Actos at any point over the last few years, you should first visit a medical professional to receive needed tests and healthcare services. Alternative medications that do not carry these risks may be prescribed to you. However, you should also talk to Actos lawyers about the possibility of joining class action Actos lawsuits. Many people have been affected by Actos over the years, and they have experienced financial loss due to medical expenses, loss of income and more. Further, they have also experienced physical and emotional pain and suffering as a result of the medication’s side effects.
If you have been affected by Actos, consider the benefits associated with seeking financial compensation by joining a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of this medication. If you choose to look into taking legal action against the company, it is best to pursue legal action by working with an Actos lawyer who has specialized knowledge in both personal injury cases as well as in Actos legal proceedings. You deserve legal compensation for the additional expenses you have incurred as well as the pain and suffering endured as a result of this medication and the right lawyer can help you to benefit from compensation in a court of law.