• Jan katzell July 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    My husband was on Actos for several years and died of bladder cancer three years ago. I just learned about Actos recently when I heard it on the news. ……Jan K

    • Susan Rogers October 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      My husband died from bladder cancer in February. He took Actos in 2006, that I can document. His case is with an attorney who filed it as fifteen plaintiffs.

  • Duane Bracken September 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I am currently on Pioglitazone Hcl 30mg (generic for actos). It was prescribed to me by the VA because of my Type2 Diabeties. I just had kidney cancer and had my right kidney removed, Now I have bladder cancer and had an operation for that. Going on treatment once a week for six weeks to strengthin the linings of my bladder to keep cancer out.

  • Concerned daughter September 13, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Please use caution with this drug, I believe it to be the cause of my mother's death. After taking the drugs for awhile she developed bladder infections that did not go away, she was put on a daily antibiotic. Later she was taken by ambulance from her doctor's office straight to the er for more bladder problems. They cath'd her and sent her home-went back to er and they told her she had a heart attack and bladder issues would have to be post-poned til she was in better health. Eventually, bladder cancer was found–removed and was later suggested to have her bladder completely removed—could not do that for her weakened heart. Removal of cancer in the bladder again, she died fall of 2007.
    I too am a diabetic and worry-even though I'm not on this drug. Will look into the lawsuit. Thanks and I hope your health improves.

  • edward campbell November 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    i took actos for 3 years and was diagnosed with severe gangrene of the gallbladder.

  • Cheryl Pareti March 14, 2019 at 2:49 am

    My Husband started taking “Actos” when it first came out which I read was probably 2007, he took samples first, then stated taking prescriptions for many years ! He did develop.Congestive Heart Failure, maybe a year or so after he stared taking Actos ! Then the Heart failure caused him to develop “A FIB ! His condition continued to get worse through the years , until he died In 2017 from Heart Complications And A stroke! We were never told that this medicine could cause Heart Failure , the doctor made him believe It Would Keep him living longer to protect him from complications of Diabetes ! I Am very Angry that these medications are given without warnings from the doctor , or the pharmacist ! Even after he got the Heart Failure he was not told that this dangerous medication could cause Congestive Heart Failure ! I want Justice for my husband of 52 years ! And he was my caregiver , as I am disabled , And The Emotional effect it has had on me with the loss of my husband ! I will have to get his records together to prove he was in this horrible medication! My Husband was a very strong good man, and I fell this medicine destroyed his life !

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