Actoplus Met (Pioglitazone/Metformin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Actoplus Met15 mg/850 mg

Generic Equivalent of Actoplus Met

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Pioglitazone/Metformin15 mg/500 mg
Pioglitazone/Metformin30 mg/500 mg

Actoplus Met Information

Actoplus Met (Generic name: Pioglitazone HCI and Metformin HCI) is a combination of two oral diabetic medications that help control blood sugar levels. Acoplus Met is for patients with type 2 diabetes who do not use daily insulin injections. Actos decreases insulin resistance — a condition in which the cells in your body have become resistant to a hormone (called insulin) that lets them turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy. Metformin lowers the amount of sugar made by your liver. Actoplus Met is used along with diet and exercise. Actoplus Met may be used alone or with other anti-diabetic medicines. Take Actoplus Met exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Actoplus Met Side Effects

The most common Actoplus Met side effects are diarrhea, dizziness, headache, joint or muscle pain, nausea, sinus infection, stomach pain or vomiting. If you are experiencing any serious side effects such as anemia (low red blood cell), fluid retention, fractures, heart failure, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), lactic acidosis, liver problems, ovulation, unusual tiredness, weight gain, or any signs of an allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; hives; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.

Actoplus Met Precautions

Do NOT use Actoplus Met if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis. Do NOT take Actoplus Met if you are allergic to Pioglitazone or Metformin or any of the ingredients in Actoplus Met medication. Before taking Actoplus Met oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as bone weakness, breathing or lung problems, eye problems caused by diabetes, heart disease, heart attack or stroke, lactic acidosis, liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions or over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Actoplus Met drug, especially of: anti-diabetes medications, aspirin, beta-blokcers, birth control pills, bupropion, calcium channel blockers, corticosteroids, diet pills, diuretics, ketoconazole, MAOI, NSAIDs, phenothiazines, probenecid, quinolone antibiotics, seizure medicines, steroids, sulfa drugs, thyroid medicines. To be sure Actoplus Met medicine is helping your condition; your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested, and you may need regular eye exams. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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