Actos, developed by Takeda Chemical Industries, and under its generic name Pioglitazone hydrochloride, was originally designed to manage type 2 diabetes. Consumers of Actos experienced a variety of side effects including swelling, weight gain as well as the increased risk of bladder cancer.
Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is a member of a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones. This drug class has been linked to liver and cardiovascular issues. Actos side effects may include:
- Gradual weight gain
- Upper respiratory infections
- Increased risk of fractures
- Increased fluid retention
- Increased risk of congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Increased risk of bladder cancer
- Increased risk of liver problems
If you have taken Actos for Type 2 diabetes in the past, please contact David Gray at Goldberg Simpson, LLC. Studies have shown that Actos is believed to cause bladder cancer. Patients who have bladder cancer are urged not to use Actos.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms please contact David Gray and the law firm of Goldberg Simpson, LLC for a free consultation. We want to assist you in your claim.