Risks of taking actos

Prolonged Actos exposure is serious, and complications may

  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • sore throat
  • gas
  • changes in vision
  • vision loss
  • frequent, painful, or difficult urination
  • cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
  • back or abdominal pain
  • liver problems
  • bladder cancer
    • Blood or blood clots in the urine (hematuria). Hematuria
      occurs in 8 or 9 out of 10 people who have bladder cancer and is
      the most common symptom. Usually it is not painful
    • Pain during urination (dysuria)
    • Urinating small amounts frequently
    • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
    • Pain in the lower back around the kidneys (flank pain)
    • Swelling in the lower legs
    • A growth in the pelvis near the bladder (pelvic mass)
  • fractures (broken bones)

Actos (Pioglitazone) may cause other side effects as well. Sources:

You should call your doctor right away if you have any side effects,
whether you are still taking Actos, or have taken it in the past.

What can I do?

First of all, call your doctor. Your health is the most important issue
to consider, and delaying action can make the difference between life
and death. Bladder cancer in particular is one of the more treatable
cancers if it is caught early. But if you don’t seek treatment, you are
putting your life at risk. Don’t be afraid of what might you might find
out. Get help now! Secondly, you should contact an attorney experienced
in representing clients in New York to evaluate your case. Even if you
don’t have symptoms, taking Actos may have raised your risk of serious
health problems.