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      Brand Name: ACTOS

      Generic Name: Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

      Generic for Actos (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride) is an oral antidiabetic medication used to control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed along with insulin or other medications. This drug works by regulating the insulin function in your body, thereby lowering the blood sugar levels. Pioglitazone Hydrochloride should be combined with healthy diet and regular exercise. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Actos used for?

    Generic for Actos (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride) is an oral antidiabetic medication used to control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed along with insulin or other medications. This drug works by regulating the insulin function in your body, thereby lowering the blood sugar levels. Pioglitazone Hydrochloride should be combined with healthy diet and regular exercise. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Actos?

    The dosage of Generic for Actos prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Actos. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

    The recommended starting dose of Generic for Actos is 15 to 30 milligrams once a day. It can be taken before or after food.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Actos?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Actos medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Actos?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Actos, seek medical attention immediately. The overdose symptoms of this drug include signs of low blood sugar as follows: fainting, hunger, headache, confusion, weakness, dizziness, tremors, sweating, fast heartbeat, and seizure.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Actos?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Actos.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Actos, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Actos can interact with other anti-diabetic medicines, quinolone antibiotics, water pills, seizure medicines, birth control medicines, and steroids.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Actos?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Actos can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Actos are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Actos cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Actos develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    The common side effects of Generic for Actos are hypoglycemia, muscle aches, respiratory tract infection, headache, tooth problems, and sore throat. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; rapid weight gain; dark urine; and yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Actos.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Actos?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Actos with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Actos?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Actos?
    How will Generic for Actos work in my body?
    How should Generic for Actos be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Actos drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Actos, tell your doctor if you have liver problems, type I diabetes, heart failure, or stroke. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may lower your blood sugar levels and may increase the risk of hypoglycemia. Store the medicine at room temperature in a tight container.

     

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