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Actos is a $2 billion a year drug used to treat Type II diabetes.

ACTOS (Generic name: Pioglitazone hydrochloride) is a once-a-day medication to lessen the blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. ACTOS comes in tablets and is always taken once a day, and along with diet and exercise helps lower blood sugar levels. Always remember that Actos is an aid to, not a substitute for, good diet and exercise. Failure to follow a sound diet and exercise plan can lead to serious complications, such as dangerously high or low blood sugar levels. Also remember that Actos is not an oral form of insulin, and cannot be used in place of insulin.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Insulin performs like a key to allow sugar to pass through the bloodstream into your cells. However, insulin resistance cells do not let this occur and the sugar stays in the bloodstream, therefore escalating the levels of sugar. ACTOS permits the cells to use the insulin more efficiently. While your body uses insulin properly, your cells can acquire the sugar they need for energy, and you can control your sugar levels effectively.

It does not cause your body to create more insulin; as an alternative, it assists your body in responding better to its own insulin or the insulin you might take.

HOW SHOULD ACTOS BE TAKEN?

ACTOS simply needs to be taken once a day. Food does not change how ACTOS works, so you can take it with or without meals. To help you remember to take ACTOS, it is a helpful idea to take it at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, then take it as soon as you remember it. But no double doses should be taken in any circumstances.

ACTOS Lawyer - WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS

The common side effects reported by people taking ACTOS included indications of upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, muscle soreness, tooth disorder, and sore throat. Sometimes blood sugar levels may increase during trials. Weight gain may occur. Also mild to moderate swelling (edema), and a decrease in blood count (anemia).

WHO SHOULD AVOID ACTOS?

Those individuals that have a history of liver or severe heart problems should not take Actos. Pregnant women should not use Actos, even women who are planning pregnancy should tell her healthcare provider so the appropriate prescription is provided.

ACTOS Lawyer - GENERAL SAFETY MEASURES WITH ACTOS

Since the liver safety outline of Actos is not completely determined yet, your physician will do blood tests that assess your liver before starting you on Actos. These blood tests should be repeated every two months for the first year, then regularly after that.

If you become nauseated, start vomiting or have stomach pain then call your healthcare provider, these symptoms may be due to liver problems.

While taking Actos and other insulins, your blood sugar levels may become dangerously low; contact your healthcare provider for the prescriptions accordingly.

Women should tell their physician if they notice any changes in their monthly menstrual cycle.

 
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