Actos Attorneys Orlando
FDA Warning, Action or Recall: All revisions to the prescribing information by pharmaceutical companies such as new packaging information and updated warnings emphasize an increased risk of exacerbate heart failure for those taking pioglitazone.
At Todd Copeland and Associates, we believe that the drug manufacturers who neglect to properly test their products should be held responsible when consumers are put at risk. The manufacturer of Actos is a Japanese company called Takeda Pharmaceuticals. This prescription medication was pulled off the market in France by the French National Health Insurance Plan in 2011. Our Orlando attorneys are well versed in the responsibilities that drug manufacturers have and are dedicated to serving our clients. If you or someone in your family was one of the 2 million who was prescribed Actos and experienced serious or deadly side effects, we will fight for the fair settlement you deserve.
Side Effects of Actos
The active ingredient in Actos is pioglitazone hydrochloride and is in a class of drugs called thiazolidinedione's. This drug is an oral antidiabetic medication for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Actos is thought to decrease the body's resistance to insulin and help regulate blood sugar levels. There is mounting evidence that actos has been linked to bladder cancer, heart failure, and bone fractures. The possible side effects and adverse patient consequences from taking this drug can include but are not limited to:
- heart attack
- liver failure
- bladder cancer
- heart failure
Actos Bladder Cancer Lawyers
Most of the patients who experienced bladder cancer would not have taken Actos if they had been aware of the high association of bladder cancer risk and taking this medication. Bladder cancer is a serious disease with dangerous long lasting repercussions which require very expensive treatments. We at Todd Copeland and Associates understand the emotional, physical, and financial challenges caused by the side effects of these dangerous medications. Contact our Orlando office today for a consultation as you may be eligible for compensation.