Actos (Diabetes Drug)


The Type 2 diabetes drug Actos (manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals) has been on the market for several years. Recently, it has been discovered that this drug may be linked to bladder cancer. The prolonged usage of the drug can be dangerous, and patients who develop cancer may have recourse.

At the Tennessee law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, our lawyers have experience handling dangerous drug and product liability litigation. We are aggressive in our pursuit of compensation for individuals who have been injured due to drugs that have devastating side effects.

Though the news about Actos’s side effects is still emerging, we are consulting with clients about their options if they have developed serious side effects, including bladder cancer, and have been using Actos as prescribed by a doctor.

If you have taken the diabetes drug Actos, you may be at risk for developing bladder cancer. Contact a Tennessee personal injury attorney to learn more.

No Drug Recall . . . Yet

Though Actos has not yet been officially recalled, the concerns that are being raised are serious. New warning language was added to the drug instead of a formal recall being initiated. However, this does not mean that the drug is safe under all circumstances.

Patients who have been taking Actos for a year or more have reported side effects such as:

  • Back pain
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Blood in the urine (or a general reddish discoloration)
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Pain while urinating

Anyone who experiences these symptoms is urged to contact his or her doctor immediately as these may be initial signs that bladder cancer has developed. Then, contact us to learn about your legal options.

Helping You Understand Your Options And Gain Compensation For Your Injuries

We will help you understand issues related to the use of Actos and help you find out if your injuries or symptoms may have resulted from the drug. We have a full-time, in-house registered nurse (RN), and we consult medical experts to assist us with cases involving defective or dangerous drugs.

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