Actos is a medication to control high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is an anti-diabetic medicine. This makes the blood cells more sensitive to the action of insulin thus lowering the blood sugar levels in the body. It is used in combination with a proper diet and exercise program to maximize its effects. It also helps prevent kidney damage, nerve problems, and sexual problems. Controlling blood sugar levels also helps reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
How to take
These tablets are taken once daily, preferably at the same time of day, or as directed by the health care provider, to maintain blood sugar levels within the targeted range. These pills can be taken either with food or without food. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Always follow the doctor’s instruction to take this medicine
If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. If the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume your dosage schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you have recently missed several doses, please consult your doctor to discuss changes in timing and new times to make up for missing medications.
Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Using more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather it can cause serious side effects.
Specialty of medicine
The effect of this medicine lasts for about 24 hours. The effect of this medicine can be seen within an hour of oral administration. However, it takes 2–4 hours for the medicine to reach its maximum effect.
Some common side effects of this medicine are: cold, headache or sore throat, allergic reactions, Weight Gain, blurred vision, liver problems, deep urine, Puffiness, vomiting, or signs of low blood sugar. These side effects rarely occur. If ever you feel any symptoms after the use of this medicine, seek medical attention immediately.
Before using this medicine, provide information about your current medications such as vitamins, herbal supplements, etc., pre-existing health conditions such as pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc. Certain health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the medicine. Take the medicine according to your doctor’s instructions. The dosage is based on your condition. if your condition does not improve or if your condition worsens, tell your doctor.
You should not take Actos if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Do not use this medicine if you have suffered from a heart attack in the past or if you have any liver disease. If you are currently using any prescribed medicines or dietary supplements then it is also important to talk to your doctor. During pregnancy, use this medicine only when it is extremely important.
if you take other medications or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Actos tablet may change. This can increase your condition towards side effects or because of this, your medicine may not work well. Tell your doctor about all the medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your doctor can help you avoid the side effects of the medication.