Drug Alerts

Actos and Bladder Cancer:

A recent study indicated a possible increase in bladder cancer among patients taking Actos over a long period of time.  The data  at this point is very weak, and one should be aware that diabetics have an increased incidence of bladder cancer per se.  In any event, be assured that Actos does not CAUSE bladder cancer.

Therefore, until there is better evidence of a linkage between Actos and bladder cancer , one should not panic (despite all the adverse commercials from law firms).  If your diabetes is under good control with this drug, you should stay on it.

Article abstract:  Actos and Bladder Cancer

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