Actos is an oral antidiabetic medicine. The generic name is pioglitazone.
Actos is soluble in n, ndimethylformamide, partially soluble in anhydrous ethanol. Actos is very slightly soluble in acetone acetonitrile. Actos is not soluble in water and ether.
Actos is available in the form of tablets for oral use. The tablets are in the strengths 15 mg, 30 mg or 45 mg of the basic component pioglitazone with excipients such as magnesium stearate nf, lactose monohydrate, nf, carboxymethylcellulose calcium nf and hydroxypropyl cellulose n
Actos is a diabetes drug, also known as glitazone. The medicine should be considered along with a proper diet and exercise program. This will help to keep the blood sugar level in the controller. This is especially formulated for people with type 2 diabetes. The medicine works by restoring exactly the body's response to insulin. Blood sugar levels are reduced in this way.
It is very important to control blood sugar levels in the blood as it can control diseases such as nerve problems, kidney damage, blindness, problems with sexual function and loss of limbs. If you control diabetes properly, the risk of stroke or heart attack will be lowered.
Actos may be taken alone or with other medications such as diabetes sulfonylurea (glyburide) or metformin.
It is best to have a detailed discussion with your doctor about the benefits and risks involved during this treatment.
You should carefully read the guide along with the medicine before you start using actos. If you have a clarification or doubt, it must be clarified in advance,
The medicine should be taken orally with or without a meal once a day. This will be directed by their health adviser. The recommended dose is based on the health status of your body, response to treatment and in the event that they consume other diabetes medications. The doctor will change the dose you receive to the sugar in your blood. The instructions of the doctor should be strictly followed.
The medicine should be taken regularly to get the maximum benefit from the treatment. It is recommended to take the tablet at the same time every day.
If you have another diabetes tablet before, you should check with the doctor if you should continue or stop the old medicine and start treatment with actos. Care is needed during treatment after the treatment plan, exercise regimen and meals your doctor has recommended.
Blood tests must be performed regularly to control blood sugar levels. Follow the results and be shared with their doctor on the next visit. The doctor needs to be informed when there are large fluctuations in blood sugar levels. It should not be too high or too low. In such cases, the dosage of treatment can be changed. It may take 2 or 3 months to see the full effect of actos.
Some of the side effects can be muscle aches, dental problems, weight gain or sore throat. If you do not have any of these while taking actos, she must seek immediate medical attention.
The doctor has recommended this medicine after going through your medical history. He only recommends this drug if he feels the risk is very low compared to the various benefits the tablet will bring to their health.
Many of you with the use of this medicine do not have serious side effects.
Other rare serious side effects can include vision problems such as blurred vision, reddish-colored urine, bone fracture, severe urinary urgency and painful urination. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these side effects.
Actos very rarely causes liver disease. You must inform your doctor if you develop signs of liver disease. This could be the dark color of the urine, yellowish color in the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
Actos usually does not have low sugar levels in the blood, that is, cause hypoglycemia. This can happen when actos is recommended with other medicines for diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin. This could also occur in the case of large amount of alcohol, heavy exercise or not enough calories taken from food. If you avoid this you should eat healthy meals on time. You must avoid skipping meals. You can consult with your health consultant if you have missed a meal.
Severe allergic reactions are rare for patients with actos. If you get prompt medical attention about any reaction such as rash, swelling of the face or tongue, throat, itching, wheezing or dizziness.
Before taking actos, you should tell your doctor if you have an allergy to this medicine. Even if you have other allergies, you should inform your doctor. The doctor is aware of the other ingredients in medicine and will advise you accordingly.
You should discuss your complete medical history with your doctor before taking this medicine. Especially if you have chest pain, heart failure, liver disease, anemia, eye problems, swelling or bladder cancer.
You should not use any machinery or drive while you are taking this medicine as it will cause drowsiness and you will not pay attention or clear eyesight for such tasks.
It is better to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine as it can lower your blood sugar levels.
When the body is under stress because of illnesses such as fever, infection, surgery or injury, it will be difficult to keep blood sugar under control. You need to consult with your doctor about the treatment or medication may need a change. The frequency of blood tests can also change.
Before any surgery please tell your doctor about any medicines you consume, whether they are medicated herbal or prescribed medicines.
Actos can cause bone fracture in women.
Actos can cause changes in the menstrual cycle by promoting ovulation and increasing the chances of getting pregnant. You can check with your doctor about birth control, while with actos during pregnancy, if the drug is clearly needed, your doctor will decide if you should have this medicine. Risks and benefits should be discussed clearly with their health adviser. Some doctors may recommend insulin during pregnancy.
Talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding since it is not known if it passes through the breast milk.