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Actos (Generic)

Actos (Generic)

What is Actos (Pioglitazone)

Pioglitazone offered under the brand name Actos is a prescription drug of the thiazolidiedione (TZD) set with hypoglycemic (antihyperglycemic, antidiabetic) activity to treat diabetic issues. This medicine functions by helping to restore your body's appropriate feedback to insulin, thus lowering your blood sugar. Actos is used either alone or in mix with various other diabetes mellitus drugs (such as metformin or a sulfonylurea like glyburide). Take Actos (Pioglitazone) precisely as suggested by your physician. Actos is normally taken daily. You could take the medication with or with no food. Your blood sugar will require to be inspected often, and also you may require various other blood tests at your physician's workplace. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can take place to every person that has diabetes. Symptoms consist of frustration, hunger, sweating, light skin, impatience, lightheadedness, really feeling shaky, or trouble concentrating. Stop utilizing Pioglitazone and also consult your physician promptly if you have serious side results: tummy pain, blood in your pee; feeling breathless, despite having moderate effort; swelling or quick weight gain; agonizing peeing; upper body pain, general sick feeling; nausea, top tummy pain, itching, loss of cravings, jaundice, dark urine, clay-colored stools.

Purchasing Actos online

Everybody could easily purchase Actos on-line by utilizing our online pharmacy service. However you need to take your health very carefully. Before buying Actos, medical consultation is needed. In order to avoid adverse impacts, never ever do self-medication.

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Uses

Generic Actos (pioglitazone) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Generic Actos is for people with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

How to take

Take Generic Actos exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Generic Actos is usually taken once daily. You may take Generic Actos with or without food.

Your blood sugar will need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Visit your doctor regularly.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Actos: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Generic Actos and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • stomach pain, blood in your urine;
  • painful urination;
  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • chest pain, general ill feeling;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • blurred vision;
  • increased thirst or hunger, urinating more than usual; or
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness.

Less serious Generic Actos side effects may include:

  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat;
  • headache;
  • gradual weight gain;
  • muscle pain;
  • back pain; or
  • tooth problems.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Precautions

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Generic Actos. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.

You should not use Generic Actos if you are allergic to pioglitazone, if you have severe heart failure, if you have active bladder cancer, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Drug interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • bosentan (Tracleer);
  • delavirdine (Rescriptor);
  • digoxin (Lanoxin);
  • gemfibrozil (Lopid);
  • midazolam (Versed);
  • morphine (MS Contin, Kadian, Oramorph);
  • tolbutamide (Orinase);
  • trimethoprim (Proloprim, Primsol, Bactrim, Cotrim, Septra);
  • vancomycin (Vancocin, Lyphocin);
  • amiloride (Midamor), furosemide (Lasix), or triamterene (Dyrenium);
  • cimetidine (Tagamet) or ranitidine (Zantac);
  • fluconazole (Diflucan) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
  • nicardipine (Cardene) or nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia);
  • procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl, Procanbid), quinidine (Quin-G), or quinine (Qualaquin);
  • rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate) or rifapentine (Priftin);
  • a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as celecoxib (Celebrex), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), or piroxicam (Feldene); or
  • seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Solfoton), primidone (Mysoline), and others.

 

Missed dose

If a dose is missed on one day, do not take an extra dose the next day to make up for the missed dose.

Storage

Store this medicine at room temperature between 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F).

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