Generic Name - Pioglitazone hydrochloride
Category - Diabetes
Type II Diabetes
Generic Actos helps to treat Type II diabetes mellitus. It helps your body to make good use of insulin, the natural hormone more effectively. Pioglitazone (Generic Actos) works by improving the body's response to its natural supply of insulin, rather than increasing its insulin output. Generic Actos also reduces the production of unneeded sugar in the liver.
Generic for Actos Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Actos is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to this product or any of its components.
Generic Actos should not be taken by patients who havethe following ailment conditions.
Actos for Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes ) or diabetic ketoacidosis
Fluid retention or active liver disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic Actos.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Birth control pills containing ethinyl estradiol & norethindrone
Generic for Actos Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Actos
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Actos for Type 2 Diabetes is 15 to 30 milligrams once a day.
If this fails to bring the blood sugar under control, the dose can be increased to a maximum of 45 milligrams a day. If the blood sugar still remains high, the doctor may add a second medication.
Generic for Actos Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Actos side Effects include dark urine, difficulty breathing, dry mouth, dry skin, excessive tiredness, flushing, frequent urination and loss of appetite.
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 Actos.
Generic for Actos and Pregnancy
Generic Actos increases risk of pregnancy, by causing ovulation in premenopausal woman who is not ovulating. Studies using oral contraceptives in combination with Generic Actos have not been completed.Therefore, women should talk with their health professionals for appropriate contraceptivemethods and birth control options.
Generic for Actos and Breastfeeding
It is recommended not to use Generic Actos during Breast feeding as there is insufficient safety information. It is not known whether Generic Actospasses into breast milk.
Generic for Actos and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Actos in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Actos and Geriatric
Ideal geriatric care requires a multidisciplinary approach. In older patients, therapy should be individualized and include a functional assessment. Studies related to Generic Actos has not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usage.
The above information about Generic Actos serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.