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US Brand Name Actos
Generic Name Pioglitazone
Other Brand Name P-Glitz, Zipio, Piolem, Pigeon, Piglit
Manufacturer Cipla, WOCKHARDt, SUN PHARMA, Sava medica
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg

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Introduction

Generic Actos is an oral diabetes medicine that is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It helps in controlling the blood sugar levels. The medicine helps in strengthening the body's normal response to insulin, and thus bringing down the blood sugar production in the liver. The process further facilitates the increment of glucose reuptake from the body tissues. It may be recommended to patients to use this medication with insulin but it does not mean that it can be used for treating type 1 diabetes.


Use

Generic Actos is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Since it brings steadiness to the blood sugar levels, Generic Actos also helps in keeping safe from the side effects of diabetes, including kidney problems, nerve problems, cardiovascular diseases and blindness.


Side effects

Patients who have been taking Generic Actos, has complained of problems such as perspiration, hunger, weakness, nervousness, pale skin, headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, clumsiness, sudden change in behavior, shakiness and irritability. However, one should call the doctor immediately, if she or he experiences unconsciousness, seizures and confusion.


storage

The medicines should be stored at room temperature. Do not keep them in the bathroom and places accessible to children and pets.


Composition

The composition of Geberic Actos contains Pioglitazone Hydrochloride as the active ingredient along with many other inactive ingredients.


Important Precautions

Patients who are dealing with Diabetic ketoacidosis, pregnancy, breastfeeding, increased level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT, ALT), liver problems, and Insulin dependent diabetes type 1 should not take Actos. Also, if you are hypersensitive to any of the drug ingredients, you must consult your doctor before taking Generic Actos. Do not stop taking the medication on your own, even if you start feeling better.


Dosage and administration

The dose of Actos is prescribed individually by the doctor. Normally, it is prescribed once a day, with or without food. It should be taken orally with a glass of water to swallow correctly. The maximum dose recommended for a day is 45mg. Medication must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.


Overdosage

On suspecting an overdose, immediate medical assistance should be called. Symptoms of overdose may include problems like headache, confusion, excessive hunger, irritability, low blood sugar, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, shakiness, perspiration, increased heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), fading out, or coma.