A new Canadian study confirms that taking the diabetes drug Actos for two years can double a person's risk of developing bladder cancer. The study looked at the records of more than 115,000 patients with type 2 diabetes who took Actos (pioglitazone) between 1988 and 2009. The longer a person took Actos, and/or the higher the dosage, the greater the cancer risk. The report was published online on May 31, 2012, by the BMJ.
Details of the Bladder Cancer Study
- Data was collected on nearly 116,000 people.
- Patients were treated for diabetes between 1988 and 2009.
- During follow-up, 470 patients were diagnosed with bladder cancer.
- Among patients who took Actos, there was an 83% increase in bladder cancer risk.
- The risk increased as the cumulative dosage increased- those taking the drug for longer than 2 years had a twofold increase in risk.
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