Actos: Side Effects and Injuries

Actos Injury Lawyers Serving Los Angeles, CA

Actos (generic name pioglitazone hydrochloride) is a drug prescribed to help patients suffering from type 2 diabetes by assisting the body in absorbing insulin. A person with diabetes typically suffers from a lack of insulin because the body does not produce enough and what is produced is not utilized properly. Actos works to address this problem by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Actos was first approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1999 and is manufactured by Takeda Chemical Industries. There may be numerous different side effects associated with taking Actos, ranging from relatively mild to severe and life-threatening.

Some side effects may include:

  • Swelling of the feet, face, fingers or lower legs
  • Weight gain
  • Inflammation of sinuses or throat
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Muscle pain
  • Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
  • Elevation of liver enzymes
  • Liver failure
  • Congestive heart failure

Injured by Actos? Contact a personal injury attorney!

If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects associated with this dangerous drug, you may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer for your injuries. Talking to a Actos injury lawyers  is the first step to take in determining whether you have grounds for a lawsuit and what financial damages you may be entitled to. Depending on the case, you may be able to recover money for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses and loss of earning potential. If you have lost a loved one who was taking Actos and this was linked to the medication, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit on their behalf.

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