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Actos is a diabetes drug and is used to treat Type II diabetes. Recently, the FDA began a research study on the safety of Actos. This research study was created as a result of the concern of many people over the ability of Actos to increase the risk of bladder cancer.

Actos is a diabetes drug and is used to treat Type II diabetes. Actos may not be used for the
treatment of Type I diabetes. Ever since Actos was manufactured by the Takeda Pharmaceutical
Company, people have challenged the legality of the drug for its severe side effects and for being
a potential cause of bladder cancer.

Recently, the FDA began a research study on the safety of Actos. This research study was
created as a result of the concern of many people over the ability of Actos to increase the risk
of bladder cancer. The FDA has requested that Takeda complete a 10-year research study on
the potential links between Actos and bladder cancer. Currently, five years of the research study
have been completed. So far, the data shows that people taking Actos do not have an increased
risk of having bladder cancer.

However, if patients have taken Actos for at least two years, then the research study does
indicate that these individuals have an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Aside from bladder cancer, there are many side effects associated with the use of Actos. Some of
these side effects are sinus headaches and respiratory infections. About 15% of all people taking
Actos have reported suffering from symptoms that are similar to the common cold. Other people
suffer from tooth pain and muscle pain. Weight gain is another side effect of taking Actos.

The way in which Actos works is that it increases a person's sensitivity to insulin. A person's
body can then lower its blood sugar. The body is able to gain more control over its blood sugar
levels with the aid of Actos.

The benefits of Actos can be hampered upon when a person takes Actos for long periods of time.
If a person wants to take this drug, he or she should only plan on taking it for a short period of
time.

The FDA has now released a safety message to all health professionals. The safety message
urges health professionals to warn patients against taking Actos for more than one year. If one
takes pioglitazone for longer than 12 months, he or she will have a 40% increased risk of having
bladder cancer.

There are countries that have completely banned the use of pioglitazone in their own countries
due to its danger. France, for example, has completely outlawed the sale of pioglitazone in its
country. Germany has not outlawed the drug, but the country has warned patients against taking
the drug.

If a patient already has bladder cancer, he or she should immediately stop using Actos. Actos
may cause a person to have bladder cancer for longer periods of time. It is essential to stop
taking this drug as soon as possible.

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