Side effects of Actos, a prescription drug used to treat diabetes, have shown to be dangerous. An oral medication that lowers blood sugar, Actos is a very popular drug for treating type 2 diabetes. Although some Actos side effects can be innocuous, such as a sore throat or dry mouth, there are quite a large number of side effects that can be symptoms of serious or life threatening issues.
These 8 Actos side effects are known to indicate serious problems:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Swelling in areas such as the arms, legs, fingers, feet or face
- Yellow skin or eyes
- Tightness in chest
- Irregular or strained breathing
- Dark urine
- Dilated neck veins
- Irregular bruising or bleeding
Actos and Cancer
These threatening Actos side effects could be associated with the various risks connected to the medication. Already linked to congestive heart failure (CHF), liver problems, and bone fractures, studies have shown Actos and cancer may also have a connection.
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already issued an Actos warning about this and has advised that bladder cancer patients should not use the drug. Those with a history of bladder cancer should also be cautious before taking Actos, the agency has instructed. Although it is important to be careful before beginning to take this drug, do not stop taking Actos without discussing the possibilities with your health care providers.