The drug contains the generic ingredient called pioglitazone which belongs to a group of drugs called thiazolidinediones. This group of medicines helps insulin to work more effectively, thereby preventing issues associated with diabetes, such as kidney disease and eye problems.
The main goal of diabetes treatment is to lower blood sugar to normal levels. In addition to exercise and dietary changes, Actos is prescribed to help the insulin that your body already produces work more effectively.
If you are insulin resistant, your cells do not allow insulin to do its job. Thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, make your body develop new fat cells which are more sensitive to insulin. These new fat cells gradually reduce your blood sugar levels associated with diabetes.
Actos can be taken with or without meals. The usual starting dose is 15 mg to 30 mg once daily, taken orally. Maximum daily dosage should not exceed 45 mg daily. Choose a time of day when it is most convenient for you and take the tablet at the same time each day.
These may not be all the side effects of Actos.
Actos should not be used by patients who have heart problems, serious liver damage, are pregnant, are allergic to pioglitazone hydrochloride, or have bladder issues.
Actos should not be used for patients with type 1 diabetes. The drug should not be taken with insulin. Patients should be monitored for signs of congestive heart failure.
The tablets may be stored at room temperature. Keep the container tightly closed and protect it from moisture.
Diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that enables glucose to get into the body’s cells. Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, hunger, dry skin and fatigue. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and may account for up to 10 percent of all diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Risk factors include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes and physical inactivity.
You can order Actos online from YouDrugstore, an online Canadian pharmacy. Purchase it from us and pay the same price most Canadians pay. Along with proper diet and exercise, the drug helps to control high blood sugar. To order this remedy all you have to do is register on our site and send YouDrugstore your prescription for our professional health care team to review. You can even ask your doctor to fax us your prescription directly to speed up the process. YouDrugstore will then ship your order directly to your mailbox for a cheap shipping cost after we have received all of the necessary information. YouDrugstore also provides free shipping on all orders over $100.