Actos and Avandia Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

By August 2, 2010News

Actos and Avandia, diabetes drugs also known as TZDs have been definitively linked to an increased risk of broken bones according to a new study from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This past summer an FDA panel of experts voted to put new warning labels on Avandia because of its link to heart problems. Post-menopausal women over 50 were found to be most susceptible to bone fractures, with 71% of those who suffered fractures found to be taking Avandia or Actos. Men also experienced fractures while taking a TZD combined with a loop diuretic often prescribed to diabetes sufferers.