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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I have Severe Coronary Artery disease(service connected) with Diabetes type 2, The VA doc knows I have 50 % of my heart left and he puts me on Actos, which I end up in the emergency room after a week

of taking the meds, come to find out Here is the warning on Actos label which of course was in small print.

Warning: Heart Failure

ACTOS, ACTOplus met, ACTOplus met XR, and duetact are not for everyone. These medications can cause or worsen heart failure. Heart failure means your heart does not pump blood well enough. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience unusually fast weight gain, fluid retention (swelling), shortness of breath, or unusual tiredness. Certain patients with symptoms of heart failure should not start taking ACTOS, ACTOplus met, ACTOplus met XR, or duetact. Do not take these medications if you have severe heart failure.

If you have a heart condition please be careful with this Med, I swear they are trying to kill us, so they don't have to pay us anymore.

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I was given Avandia or Rosiglitazone as called by generic name. Although it is still given to some it has links to causing heart disease and since I took it for several years I developed blockage in my arteries. I had a stent put in and so far so good.

Dic Avandia cause it I don't know but a lot of people I know think so. Anyway I think that avandia was given in good faith by the Docs but the pharmacy lied to the Docs and hid information. I am in a class action right now and waiting to see how it comes out.

The Lawyers claim that the pharmacy was very deceitful and withheld info that they should have divulged. FDA is not much better they had access to the info and did nothing.

Two Tigers walked into the jungle and one starting licking the other ones butt. The Tiger asked why are you doing that and the other one said I just ate a Lawyer and I am trying to get the taste out of my mouth.

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Pete,

There was just a commercial on for Avandia by a lawyer claiming it was causing heart attacks, heart failure and Osteoporosis, Actos or Pioglitazone generic name also causes bladder cancer,

so why would they even prescribe this to us Knowing the side effects for people with bad hearts.

Too funny with the tiger/Lawyer joke, but so true.

NJ

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Find a lawyer and sue for malpractice. Those class action suits are shit for the birds. I am suing the doctor who caused me to have a staff infection. I got a private lawyer. You have to show you suffered an injury.

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I am on ACTOSplus met XR for DMII. I was wondering why I was getting these notices from my Pharmacy, but my doctor said I should be fine. But, I have notice my stomach swelling (no, its not from beer). I need to talk to my doctor about this.

Thanks

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I have Severe Coronary Artery disease(service connected) with Diabetes type 2, The VA doc knows I have 50 % of my heart left and he puts me on Actos, which I end up in the emergency room after a week

of taking the meds, come to find out Here is the warning on Actos label which of course was in small print.

Warning: Heart Failure

ACTOS, ACTOplus met, ACTOplus met XR, and duetact are not for everyone. These medications can cause or worsen heart failure. Heart failure means your heart does not pump blood well enough. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience unusually fast weight gain, fluid retention (swelling), shortness of breath, or unusual tiredness. Certain patients with symptoms of heart failure should not start taking ACTOS, ACTOplus met, ACTOplus met XR, or duetact. Do not take these medications if you have severe heart failure.

If you have a heart condition please be careful with this Med, I swear they are trying to kill us, so they don't have to pay us anymore.

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