actos | The Maher Law FirmWhat Is Actos?

Actos is a prescription diabetes medication distributed by Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd., it’s active ingredient is, “Pioglitazone Hydrochloride”, it is used to help improve blood sugar control in adults with type two diabetes.  Actos helps your body better use the insulin it makes and by stopping your liver from making sugar that it does not need.

Possible Actos Side Effects:

  • Liver Problems – nausea, stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of skin and whites of eyes
  • Heart Failure – Actos can cause your body to keep extra fluid, which can lead to swelling and weight gain, making some heart problems worse or lead to heart failure
  • Fractured Bones – Usually in hand, upper arm, or foot in women
  • Bladder Cancer – There is an increased chance of bladder cancer when taking Actos.  Tell your doctor right away if you have; Blood or red color in your urine, increased need to urinate, pain while urinating.
  • Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) – lightheadedness, dizziness, shakiness, hunger
  • Diabetic Eye Disease with Swelling in the Back of the Eye (Macular Edema) – changes in vision
  • Release of an Egg from an Ovary in a Woman (Ovulation) leading to Pregnancy – may increase your chance of getting pregnant
  • Respiratory Tract Infection – cold-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Sinus Infection
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sore Throat

 The Food & Drug Administration, Actos and Bladder Cancer:

In 2011 the FDA issued a drug safety alert warning that the use of Actos for more than a year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer – at the same time, France health authorities suspended the use of Actos due to the risk of developing bladder cancer.

Contact an Actos Attorneys

As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe. Tragically, this is not always the case. When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects. Victims however, may recoup damages through a successful product liability claim against the drug’s maker.

At, our dangerous drug lawyers are investigating claims involving Actos. Well-versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Actos lawsuit attorneys can help you obtain fair compensation for your suffering.  Contact an experienced  RxRecall Actos Lawyer today. Call 1-888-884-1507 to schedule a free consultation.

We know the product liability laws that protect consumers, and our Actos attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals. If you have experienced Actos side effects, contact us today and discuss your potential Actos lawsuit with an experienced product liability lawyer.


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