actoplus-met
(Pioglitazone HCl-Metformin HCl)

This medicine is a combination of an insulin resistance reducer and a biguanide used along with a diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in certain diabetic patients. This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is a combination of an insulin resistance reducer and a biguanide used along with a diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in certain diabetic patients. This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE without checking with your doctor. Lab tests may be done to check your progress or to monitor for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LAB APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. This medicine may cause dizziness. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THA T COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to driver or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BECOME DEHYDRATED, especially during hot weather, while you are being active, or if you have vomiting or diarrhea. Dehydration may increase your risk of side effects from this medicine. FEVER, INFECTION, INJURY, OR SURGERY MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK for high or low blood sugar levels. If any of these occur, check your blood sugar closely and tell your doctor right away. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF BONE FRACTURE IN SOME WOMEN. Inform your doctor if you have a history of bone fracture, low calcium intake, osteoporosis, or weakened bones. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE CONSUMING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES while taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar). Signs of hypoglycemia include increased heartbeat, headache, chills, sweating, tremor, increased hunger, changes in vision, nervousness, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you do not have a reliable source of glucose available, eat a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink a glass of orange juice or non-diet soda to quickly raise your blood sugar level. TELL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY about the reaction. To prevent hypoglycemia, eat meals on a regular schedule and do not skip meals. THIS MEDICINE MAY COMMONLY CAUSE stomach upset, indigestion, nausea, or diarrhea at the beginning of treatment. If you develop stomach problems later during treatment, contact your doctor at once. This may be a sign of lactic acidosis. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine. FOR WOMEN: this medicine may increase your chance of pregnancy by causing ovulation to resume in women who have not been ovulating. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of reliable birth control while using this medicine. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. Other therapy may be recommended to control blood sugar during pregnancy. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
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