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The drug called Actos are devised for two individuals with type2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. Actos which is primarily an oral diabetes medicine is vital in controlling blood sugar levels in these individuals suffering from this disease. Actos are very useful drugs and can be used in combination with other medications as well. However it is of no use to persons suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Points that should be remembered before taking Actose:

Before using Actos one should have a comprehensive discussion with the doctor. The main things to be disclosed to the doctor before adhering to the use of these medicines are-

    1. congestive heart failure or any other heart diseases
    2. a record of heart attacks suffered already
    3. liver diseases

Persons having these issues may or may not able to enjoy the benefits of these medicinal drugs.

Directions of Use

The first aspect to be kept in mind is that these medicines provide best effects when taken regularly. In most cases doctors advise taking these only once a day and may be taken with or without food. Overdose of these drugs may lead to seriously low levels of blood sugars known as hypoglycemia.
The basic symptoms of these are hunger, headache, nausea and sweating.

Side effects:

The side effects related to the intake of these medicines may be huge and different in different individuals. The most common ones that may be a cause of concern are:
• feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
• swelling or rapid weight gain;
• chest pain, general ill feeling;
• nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
• blurred vision;
• increased thirst or hunger, urinating more than usual; or
• Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness.


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