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I take 30 mg of actos (pioglitazone) for type 2 diabetes daily. it has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer in person taking actos (pioglitazone). is actors safe?

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Dr. Terence Chapman answered

Specializes in Urologic Oncology

See answer: There has been a slight excess of bladder cancers detected in patients who have taken Actos (pioglitazone) compared to others who do not. This appears to be time and dose dependent. Very few people who take Actos (pioglitazone) will develop bladder cancer. However there are many alternatives so it makes sense to switch to another drug if that will be effective , .

Answered 9/28/2016

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