About Actos

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About Actos

Pioglitazone is used for the treatment of so-called senile sugar (type 2 diabetes mellitus), when the blood sugar level can be adjusted insufficiently due to diet and physical activity.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

    Treat leftover
  • Reduce blood sugar levels in combination with other blood sugar levels

This is how Pioglitazone works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of pioglitazone.
Please also read the information on the drug classes glitazone, oral hypoglycaemic agents, antidiabetics, to which the active ingredient pioglitazone belongs.

Application of the active substance pioglitazone

Pioglitazone is used for the treatment of so-called senile sugar (type 2 diabetes mellitus), when the blood sugar level can be adjusted insufficiently due to diet and physical activity.

Pioglitazone can be taken one by one, both as a first-line treatment and after other blood sugar levels have failed.
The drug can also be used in combination with other blood sugar levels (oral antidiabetics such as sulfonylureas and derivatives and metformin) !!!

Since February 2007, pioglitazone may also be combined with all forms of insulin therapy. The addition of pioglitazone usually lowers the amount of insulin required to such an extent that it requires a re-adjustment of the insulin by the physician.

For the following application areas of Pioglitazon , in-depth information is available:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Action of Pioglitazone

The active ingredient pioglitazone, in the same way as all glitazones, reduces the insulin resistance (insulin resistance) of the adipose tissue, the muscles and the liver and thus lowers the blood sugar level. In addition, pioglitazone can reduce the production of sugar in the liver and improve the utilization of sugar in the body, for example in the muscles. This also optimizes the sugar metabolism.

In addition to improving the effect of the body’s own insulin, pioglitazone also enhances the effect of insulin delivered. The onset of action of pioglitazone, which is about two to three weeks in single therapy, comes in the combination with insulin much faster. When taking pioglitazone, the patient may have to reduce his insulin dose by up to 30 percent to prevent hypoglycaemia. Manchnal it is even possible to sell the insulin completely. However, switching to the combination should only be under the control of a physician experienced in the treatment of diabetes and with frequent follow-up visits.

Potential Actos side effects may include:

Actos used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Betty J. Moniz says:
    3.0 rating

    Actos for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    I took ACTOS for about 2 months and got spasmodic kidney pain during this time and soon afterwards a shrill cough with shortness of breath and expectoration of mucus. After weaning, the kidneys were OK again, but my bronchi raged for many weeks. Now I’m just starting with Siofor 1000 and I’m alert on the side effects.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  2. Nicole M. Taylor says:
    3.0 rating

    Actos for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    Hello Good day, 3 years ago, I was switched to NovoRapid, so far well tolerated so far, however, my weight increased constantly and I sometimes got a little shortness of breath. End of May d.J. I was switched to Actos, I tolerated it very well at first, I felt much better than with NovoRapid, but gradually turned out respiratory problems to acute respiratory distress. I discontinued the medication, started NovoRapid again, but the breathing problems associated with heart stumbling continued to increase. My question? Has anyone had similar experiences?????? I would like to learn more. Sincerely, Hannah K

  3. Lenora R. Reynolds says:
    4.0 rating

    Actos for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    to Actos: Finally, after 5 years, this is over thanks to my new diabetologist. At first I tolerated them very well … at least I thought !!! Today looking back and looking at your descriptions, it was fatal to take these pills … shortness of breath, 32 kg weight gain, heart stumbling, lumbar pain, edema in the feet, etc., but the worst was a severe upper arm fracture with titanium plates in 04/2005 had to be treated by a difficult operation, in the same year 6 months later a finger fracture on the same arm and another 2 months later again on the same arm a break of the memory head in the elbow …. all these fractures were caused by a very simple stumbling and falling. .. Today I know by reading that such fractures can be one of the many side effects of Actos … I wonder how long it will take until this remedy will disappear from my body … at least after 3 weeks weaning already 5 kg disappeared … to Meglucon: due to an operation 2 weeks ago I had to discontinue this drug for 1 week and felt terribly well he … when I started again I had 4 days of total nausea with abdominal pain, body aches, listlessness, permanent fatigue. If it does not get better, I’ll think about stopping and an alternative to this drug.

  4. Annette A. McMaster says:
    3.0 rating

    Actos for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    Although no weight gain was desired and therefore no insulin was given, I got actos 45 prescribed. I have 20 KG !!!! increased and bad water retention in the legs. My current diabetologist discouraged me immediately and made it easy for me to get started with metformin. Incidentally, Actos 45 could trigger or amplify a heart failure.

  5. Maria C. Keesler says:
    4.0 rating

    Weight gain, gastrointestinal discomfort, fatigue

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight