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New Bladder Cancer Warning for Diabetes Drug Actos
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff posted:
While I know this isn't specifically related to incontinence, I thought this New Bladder Cancer Warning was important. "The FDA has issued a new warning of increased bladder cancer risk associated with use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone).

"The warning comes after a review of data from a five-year analysis of an ongoing study of Actos by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

"The results show that although there was no increased risk of bladder cancer among Actos users overall, there was an increased risk of bladder cancer among those who had used the drug the longest. There was also a greater risk of bladder cancer among Actos users who had been exposed to the highest cumulative dose of the drug."

Does this study raise any concerns for you? Or do you feel confident in your treatment plan?

Byroney
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