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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Use of Actos Dosage for Diabetes

About Actos 

Actos (Pioglitazone) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps to control the blood sugar levels. This pill for types 2 diabetes.
Generic actos may also be marked as : Pioglitazone,Actos,Glustin,Glizone and Pios.
Actos is manufactured by Takede Pharmaceutial.

Use of  Generic Actos

Generic Actos (pioglitazone) help to control the blood sugar levels, it is use for type 2 diabetes paitent. Pioglitazone is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
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Use of Actos for Diabetes




How to take Actos

Take Actos exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the instruction on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Actos is usually taken once a day. You may take Actos with or without food.
Keep track your blood sugar levels or it will need to be checked often, if you blood sugar levels too high or too low. Call or tell your doctor.

Side Effect

If you have any of these signs of allergic reaction of generic actos : Hives,Difficulty breathing
swelling of your face, lips tongue or throat, get emergency medical help or share them with your doctor.
Stop using Actos generic and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects :
  • Stomach Pain
  • Blood in urine or painful urination
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Swelling or rapid weight Gain
  • Chest Pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (yellowing skin or eyes)
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased thirst or hunger, urinating more than usual
  • Headache
  • Tooth problems
  • Tingling hands and feets
  • High or low blood pressure
This is not complete list of side effects. if you notice other effects call your doctor,or get emergency medical help. In US-You may report side effect to FDA at 1800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
In Canada- 1866-234-2345

Precaution

Do not take alcohol with generic actos or Avoid drinking alcohol while taking pioglitazone, because it lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.   Before using Actos,Tell your doctor if you have severe heart failure, if you have active bladder cancer, 

Drug Interactions

Other medications can reduce affect or increase side effect. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use , especially: 
bosentan,delavirdine (rescriptor), Digoxin (Lanoxin), Gemfibrozil (Lopid), Midazolam (Versed), Morphine (MS Contin, kadian, oramorph) Tolbutamide (orinase), Trimethoprim (Proloprim, primsol, bactrim, cotrim, septra) A non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as celecoxib (celebrex), flurviprofen (ansaid), ibuprofen (advil, motrin) Or seizure medication such as carbamaepine( carbatrol, equetro, tegretol) phenytoin, primidone and others.

Storage

Read the instruction on Label for storage or keep in cool or dry place. Away from hot and moisture, Children and pets.

Note : This information to given  increase your knowledge towards Actos (pioglitazone). Do not take any step without consult the doctor. 

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