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Prescription drugs such as Actos have been given to those that have type two diabetes in an effort to control their blood sugar. However, Actos is directly related to adverse and severe reactions for several patients in the United States. Some of the reactions that have been experienced are such things as: weighing more, experiencing reactions that can resemble having a cold, breathing difficulties, and having painful muscles. If you or a family member developed these reactions and sustained an injury because of them following the usage of Actos, it is advised that you talk to an Tennessee Injury Lawyer at the Higgins Firm. Our legal team will answer any questions you may have and help you to be fairly compensated for the injury you have been caused.

What exactly does Actos do to help with Type Two Diabetes?

Actos helps with type two diabetes by heightening each cell's response to insulin. The heightened response to the insulin makes it easier for sugars in the blood to leave an individual rather than the sugars remaining in the blood and increasing to a risky level.

Which adverse and dangerous reactions have patients prescribed Actos had?

The most common reactions that have been related to being prescribed Actos are:

  • A increase in how much the person weighs
  • A sore throat
  • A runny nose
  • Upper respiratory infection signs
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pains
  • Mouth and tooth pain

When research was conducted on Actos, an increased number of females did experience a higher chance of getting a broken bone to their hand, leg, or foot. The FDA released a warning about Actos being related to serious heart conditions for people at risk for these conditions.

Hw long did it take before Actos was Marketed?

The Actos medication was first marketed in the later 1990's and shortly after it was Takeda Pharmaceuticals highest in demand medication. In 2008, the Actos medication was ten on a list of the highest in demand medications sold in the U.S. Starting in 2007, though, litigation had begun for the medication's dangerous reactions including severe heart conditions as well as different adverse reactions to the medication.

What can an Actos and dangerous medication lawyer do for me?

When you or a family member is injured following the use of a prescription drug you thought was safe, it can be a confusing and complex time and you may not know what to do next. This is why it is important to speak to a caring and knowledgeable dangerous medication and Chattanooga Personal Injury Attorneys at the Higgins Firm. We know what a difficult time this must be for you and our legal team will do what we can to make the process as smooth for you as we can. Our lawyers will collect hospital and treatment information, speak to insurance providers, and anything else that may be needed for the case. Our lawyers will see to it that you and your family are fairly compensated for what you have suffered. Our team will also see to it that the party responsible is held accountable for their actions.

Contact our Chattanooga Personal Injury Lawyers at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options

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