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Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

The FDA has issued a safety announcement about the risk of bladder cancer for those taking the type-2 diabetes drug Actos. The Actos safety warning follows a five-year Actos study suggesting long-term, high-dose use of Actos may increase a patients risk for bladder cancer. This increased risk may be greater in men than in women.

In response to the study, the FDA is warning that Actos should not be used in patients with active bladder cancer or in those who have a history of bladder cancer.

 

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer include:

  • Back or Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain while urinating
  • Needing to urinate, but not able to
  • Loss of appetite and weight

 

There are also reports of heart related incidents, such as heart attack, stroke, and congestive heart failure while using Actos.