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Anyone taking Actos ?????

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by swine1, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. swine1

    swine1 · Active Member

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    I just got an e Alert regarding this drug. Nearly a month ago, France's drug authority told doctors to stop prescribing Actos based on a new study that links the drug to a slight bladder cancer risk. Actos is in the same class of drugs as Avandia. So, for the same reasons that there are major health concerns about Avandia (leading to it being banned in the UK), Actos should be viewed the same light. For instance, USA Today reports that Actos is proven to raise the risk of fractures, weight gain, fluid retention and heart failure. Just thought I would open this up for discussion. I take actos so leaves me a little worried.
    Regards, Bernard.
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    You must be very concerned.

    I will bump your post up so that others who are/have been taking these drugs can reply.
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