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Actos



USES: This medication is used to treat diabetes.

 
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Actos

Uses
This medication is used to treat diabetes.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • It is recommended you attend a diabetes education program to understand diabetes and all important aspects of its treatment including meals, exercise, personal hygiene, medication and getting regular eye and medical exams.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Keep all medical appointments.
  • Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., liver function tests) will be performed to monitor for side effects and response to therapy.
  • Regularly check your blood or urine for sugar, as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and circulation problems.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency.
  • For information on enrollment call Medic Alert(TM) at 1-800-854-1166.
  • In Canada call 1-800-668-1507.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take by mouth, with or without food, once daily as directed by your doctor.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • This medication may be used in addition to other medications to treat diabetes.
  • Take all other medication as directed by your doctor.
  • If you are currently taking troglitazone, wait at least one week between stopping troglitazone and starting therapy with this drug.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects
  • Headache may occur.
  • If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: sore throat, cough, unusual tiredness or weakness, dizziness, tremors, rapid pulse, muscle ache, swelling or unusual thirst or urination.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these very unlikely but serious side effects: vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine or yellowing eyes/skin.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies, swelling (edema); heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure); fertility problems (e.g., ovulation problems); very high blood glucose (diabetic ketoacidosis); blood problems (e.g., anemia) or liver disease.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist to learn the symptoms of high or low blood sugar.
  • Some symptoms of high blood sugar include thirst and increased urination.
  • Low blood sugar may cause you to feel shaky, sweaty, hungry or have an increased pulse.
  • Carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar.
  • Consult your pharmacist.
  • During times of stress, such as fever, infection, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar.
  • Consult your doctor, as additional medication may be required.
  • This medication can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (ovulation) in women with certain fertility problems.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of reliable birth control while using this medication.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Your doctor may substitute insulin for this drug during your pregnancy.
  • Follow all instructions carefully.
  • It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast- feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially drugs for diabetes (e.g., troglitazone, insulin, glipizide, glyburide); or ketoconazole.
  • This medication may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of other birth control methods.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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