In an effort to resolve lawsuits, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion. The suits accuse Takeda of hiding cancer risks associated with the medication.
If you or a loved one was hurt by Actos – or any improperly regulated pharmaceutical drug for that matter – contact Selinger Law Group to see if you are eligible to receive compensation.
Actos dosage and usage:
The amount of Actos depends on everybody’s natural ability to control blood sugar levels. For example, if you have a good ability to control blood sugar naturally, your doctor would prescribe you less dose. Otherwise, a high would be best for you.
Usually, the Actos dosage starts from 15 mg to 30 mg medication, but the dosage would vary depending on your natural controlling process. Changing the dosage without your doctor’s permission, or otherwise, your health will be put at a higher risk.
What are the risks that Actos can bring to your life?
Actos has a significant risk of causing bladder cancer. FDA alerted the public about Actos in 2016. The health agency wanted the drug manufacturers to update the labels of the medicines so that the medicines with pioglitazone could be identified. It was done because some studies showed that the medicines containing pioglitazone were found to cause bladder cancer in the patients.
Congestive heart failure:
FDA also issued a warning for Actos having a high risk of congestive heart failure. The studies showed that Actos happens to build up fluid in the body when used with an antidiabetic or even alone. This fluid build-up can significantly cause heart failure or some worse conditions in some patients. Some significant signs that will warn you about heart failure are
- Rapid weight gain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling in different parts of the body.
If you have seen any of these signs in yourself or a loved one after using Actos, please contact Selinger Law Group to help file your claim.
This life-threatening complication happens when the level of lactic acid rises in the body. It happens when someone’s body underutilizes or overproduce lattice acid, and is not able to handle these changes. The people who suffer from this condition often have face issues with their livers and kidneys. Their kidneys become weak enough not to be able to remove excess acid from their bodies. The excessive fluid remains in the body and damages the other organs inside. If the acidity in the fluids inside the body increases, it disrupts the body’s pH level and causes other harmful health issues.
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