FDA Responds to Actos Side Effects Reports, Orders On-going Study

ActosActos is a medication in the class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones (TZD) which help those with Type 2 diabetes regulate glucose levels. Although exercise and a healthy diet can help regulate blood sugar, medication is sometimes the only way some are able to control their diabetes.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999, Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride), manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, has been tied to serious side effects including, bladder cancer, congestive heart failure, and bone fractures. Adverse event reports received by the FDA prompted the federal agency to order a 10 year safety review of the medication.  Meanwhile, adverse events have also prompted litigation as Takeda continues to be named in a growing number of Actos lawsuits filed nationwide.

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Managing Type II Diabetes — Medication Free!

Managing Type II Diabetes

Managing Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of individuals living around the world. While type II diabetes was once considered to be associated with those only in their golden years, many adolescents—and even children—have begun to develop the disorder more and more frequently. In most cases, patients who are diagnosed with type II diabetes are encouraged to rely on prescription medications and insulin injections to keep blood sugar levels in check. However, there are a number of other, less invasive techniques that can be just as effective when it comes to the management of this condition. Research shows that regular exercise, a healthy diet, adequate rest, and checking blood sugar levels on a regular basis is highly successful when it comes to the regulation of type II diabetes.

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