Category: Actos

Federal drug regulators recently approved the first generic version of the Type 2 diabetes drug Actos. But Consumer Reports recommends that people with Type 2 diabetes avoid, if at all possible, the brand name drug Actos as well as the new generic version introduced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Consumer Reports’ review of the diabetes drug notes that the active ingredient in Actos and the generic version is associated with serious side effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration, patients who… Read More

The latest report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices raises added concerns about the prevalence of bladder cancer among people taking the diabetes drug Actos. The widely prescribed brand name drug manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals is used to manage blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices is a non-profit watchdog group focused on prevention of medication errors and side effects. According the ISMP’s QuarterWatch report, the Food and Drug Administration has… Read More

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