Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
What Is The Need For Lawyers?
Actos Lawsuits - How everything started?
The side effects of Actos are the reasons for related lawsuits. Most of the patients did not experience any complications during the treatment with Actos.
The majority of the patients experienced only the most common side effects, like headache and nausea. However, a group of patients experienced the two most life-threatening side effects, specific for Actos:
Cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and etc. Liver problems: liver problems, clinically presented with elevated liver enzymes or liver inflammation.
Some of the patients died due to these complications and their families needed to pay huge bills in the hospital for nothing.
hat’s why most of patient’s families started lawsuits against the manufacturers of Actos and its distributors. In most cases, families look for compensation to pay for the bills.
These side effects change patient’s life entirely. Cardiovascular problems and/or liver problems leave the person in the hospital for very long time.
He/she were not capable to work and therefore he is not capable of making money. His family budget is greatly affected. This changes the person together with the life of the entire family.
Pain or suffering is other reason why patients can start actos lawsuits. This was a very good reason to seek compensation from the manufacturers.
Speaking in numbers, Actos increase the risk for heart attack by the tremendous 42%. Also, the risk for liver inflammation, liver failure and/or elevated liver enzymes is dramatically increased up to 30%.
You do not have to stop taking the drug by yourself. You have to test your liver enzymes regularly. If your doctor says that your liver enzymes are fine, then you do not need to worry.
In case your liver enzymes come out elevated, then, you may need to stop and/or replace Actos.
Be careful and contact your doctor in case you experience any of these signs:
With regards to natural alternatives to Actos side effects, one of them include the rapid changes in your lifestyle:
- more exercises,
- well regulated diet, etc.
Other alternative is to replace Actos with another diabetes medication, specific for diabetes type 2, such as Byetta, Symlin, Sulfonylureas drugs, Biguanides drugs and etc.
However, if you have type 2 diabetes, keep on with the right natural steps you are following, for this will keep you away from any undesirably drugs side effects.
Remember, natural steps will cause slow and steady positive results that will last for much longer. In addition, you will gain more positive and healthy attitudes, which will be part of your personality.
So, get your winning battle today!