A: take a laxitive as well. and some beeno
Q: Where can I find Pioglitazone (ACTOS) on-line?
I would like Generic Actos but not from a third world country. Most sites order from India.
A: most sites order from India cause Indian generic drugs are of higher quality, Would you like to get generics from China? After loosing my health insurance I have started to buy generics online, name of pharmacy www.rx-line.com they sell generics from FDA approved Indian manufacturer. I am very satisfied with the quality of their generics.
Q: where can i find sites with research work on pioglitazone&its side effects on the liver or kidney?
A: Google – Never lets you down!
That or Wikipedia! Wikipedia does all my homework for me!
Q: What is the side effects of Pioglitazone (oral)?
A: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using pioglitazone and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
1. feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
2. swelling or rapid weight gain;
3. chest pain, general ill feeling;
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Q: What is a reasonable retail cost of 30 day supply of 15mg Actos(pioglitazone HCI)?
A: not sure but always check walmart and walgreens
I also know you can buy generics online that are sometimes cheaper, look at Low-Cost-Rx.com as another alternative
Q: Has diabetic medicin (Metformin +pioglitazone+glimipride) Glyciphage side effect on sexual organ.?
Like erectile problems etc.
A: Yes it has.Metformin,Pioglitazone,Glimipride and umpteen number of other drugs even for common ailments like high blood pressure or arthritis or simple pain relievers etc.when taken for long periods cause loss of libido.Doctors weigh the benefits against the risk factors before prescribing a medicine.You are not an isolated case,so have faith in your doctor and continue with the medicine.It is any day better to sacrifice a little bit on this aspect rather than taking the risk of damaging your vital organs and the eyes due to uncontrolled high sugar,and moreover diabetes is a debilitating disorder which itself causes loss of libido irrespective of the fact,which medicine you are taking.
Q: Why is there no generic form of Actos (Pioglitazone HCl)?
I see that a U.S. federal judge ruled on February 21, 2006 in favor of Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. that a patent
covering the active ingredient of ACTOS is valid and enforceable through 2011. Yet this drug has been on the market since 1999 and has generated billions of dollars in profit but yet probably only cost them a billion dollars tops to get to market.
Why am I, under a typical insurance plan, paying $5 per pill (day) because it is a Brand name drug rather than $20 copay for generics. This is obsurd given that 30 million perscriptions have been written for this drug and that 20 million Americans have diabetes.
Does anyone know how they were able to renew this patent which is not typical? Does anyone know of a reliable foreign online pharmacy that sells Pioglitazone?
A: The patent wasn’t extended, it was enforced. It was a lawsuit against several companies who were applying for abbreviated new drug applications. ANDA’s are “application that contains information to show that the proposed product is identical in active ingredient, dosage form, strength, route of administration, labeling, quality, performance characteristics and intended use, among other things to a previously approved application (the reference listed drug (RLD). ANDAs do not contain clinical studies as required in NDAs but are required to contain information establishing bioequivalence to the RLD. In general, the bioequivalence determination allows the ANDA to rely on the agency’s finding of safety and efficacy for the RLD.” (fda.gov) The court ruled that the patent stands. A patent generally last 17-20 years. You can read more about patents here…http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode35/usc_sec_35_00000154—-000-.html
I think it’s ridiculous too. Unfortunately that’s the way it is…the drug companies get richer and we get poorer. Diabetes itself is one big business.
Q: anyone have any experience of pioglitazone hydrochloride tablets?
trade name actos it is one of the newer anti diabetic tablets on the market;my g.p. put me on them after i said that stress was driving my sugar high and asked to be signed off and of course she didn’t listen;i feel bad on them and notice that weight gain is one of hte side effects;i wonder if the bad feeling is due to anythign other than too low sugar?
A: I was on 10mg actos and moved up to 30mg actoswithin 3 months, and taken with your diabetic medication such as metaglip, insulin, glucotrol, glucofage?, or whatever, it is supposed to make you more suseptable to your sugar lowering meds. I agree it does mess with you in some ways, but it does help me somewhat, but you may need to be put on a lower dosage (10mg or less) or taken off altogether, get a 2nd doctors opinion.
Q: Pioglitazone pills?
If a normal healthy person takes pioglitazone pills just for the effect of channeling visceral fat into subcutaneous fat, would that be risky in regards to increasing risk to that healthy person to develop diabetes?
A: the person wont develop diabetes as such with this, but the pill is known to cause several liver related problems .Also the role of channelisn fat in said way is not a clinically documented one,, so take care doin something without medical advise.
Q: About Pioglitazone?
one of my friends is recently diagnosed to be diabetic.He receives treatment in the form of pioglitazone and glucophage.His blood sugar became controlled in 2 months of treatment.His only complaint is dizziness not accompanied with any other symptom or sign of hypoglycaemia.This complaint is not related to periods of fasting or to meals.What is the best management of this complaint taking into consideration that this patient doesn’t suffer from any other disease after full systematic review.
A: The pioglitazone has sensitized his cells to the insulin and the metformin is limiting the release of glucose from the liver and also helping with the sensitising aspect. The risk of running normal blood glucose levels at all times, is hypoglycemia. Test the blood glucose at times of dizziness and assure yourself of the levels. Hypoglycemic symptoms are not severe in well controlled cases, but when the brain is not receiving enough glucose, you can expect only dizziness.
Q: What is pioglitazone?
A: Generic name for Actos, an oral diabetic medication.
Q: what is pioglitazone hci & metformin hci?
this is a mediceine that has been prescribed without knowledge
A: it is an oral hypoglycemic agents , used in non-insulin dependent diabetes
Q: what medications can cause muscle spasms i have diabetes II?
clonodine 0.1 mg
ferrous sulfate 325 mg
hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
A: I used to get muscle cramps from Metformin. The only med that you listed that Im was on was Lisinopril. I beleive that was for blood pressure and had awful side effects. Made me cough constantly, cramp, and can cause ED.
Q: DIABETIC DRUG- pioz ?
does using pioz G1 (pioglitazone 15mg,glimipride 1mg) cause any side effects.
coz using this really makes my stomach upset and weak.
before this i use to use pioz 15(pioglitazone 15mg) but due to high value in ppbs test,my doc has asked me to use pioz G1.
is this safe for using.
i stay in a remote area and have poor medical facilities.every time my doc keeps changing prescriptions based on the value i get in tests.
plss do suggest me.
A: Hello !
Pioglitazone is a good drug to be used in combination with other drugs. Combination drugs are given to make compliance better.
It is not possible to comment on your treatment plan without having additional information.
I can help you if you give me more information. Tell me:
Since how long are you having diabetes?
What treatment were you started initially, and now what dugs were you taking and in what dose?
Activity status, and diet?
Pioglitazone is a safe drug and it can cause heart burn, so you should get some drug to control your heart burn, like omeprazole. Talk to your doctor.
I am soon launching a website for diabetic patients, willing to have online consultation. Keep track and can benefit from it.
Dr. Zeeshan Chattha.
Q: Why does this happen to those who really want a baby?
Is there any reason besides God’S Will that I cant fall pregnant? My husband and I have been trying for almost 9 months now. Last year October I had an operation because I was bleeding for 5 months. My gynae said I must have ovarian drilling done, together with a D & C , and this will help to stop the bleeding and help me to ovulate and have regular periods.
The operation was a success, was given pioglitazone (made me gain weight) January I went for a check up – I ovulated!!!! on my own and I had normal periods 28 day cycle. Asked him to change my meds cause I couldnt handle the weight gain. he gave me metformin and had terrible side effects but I was still ovulating and period was still 28 days.
Until I had a BFP in March. I was 7 days late, took a hpt and it was negative, went to the doctor and the test was POSITIVE, I couldnt believe it (i was pregnant) My doctor then asked me to do another one test – I did it but then this one that i took 5 mins after my positive came out negative. I was confused but the doctor said that I have to be pregnant and that i should have a blood test
I woke up the next day with AF there. I was sad, confused hurt, angry.
I went through the the entire day with so many emotions waiting for results although AF was getting heavier I jsut wanted to believe that there was a chance. My dreams was shattered when my DH called me and told me the blood test was negative. I felt like a fool, I was so Hurt and cried, why is this happening what game is been played on my life? Other women who dont want children fall pregnant so easy.
Anyone have advise on how to conceive when you have PCOS are overweight, on metformin?
A: my husband and i have been trying for over a year. I also have pcos, and he his mishaped men as well, so double the issue. we are still trying, but i have found that dieting, and losing weight, has regulated me periods! i have dropped 40 lbs, in the last 5 month, and as such i have been having my periods again, yy! which means i am ovulating!!!! which means we can try some more. so my advic e would be to lose a few lbs, because pcos causes weight gain, but it also made worse by weight gain, and high weight. i do atkins, because it is fabulous for controlling the insuline resistance caused by pcos. i belong to a bord that is very very helpfull, search everything atkins forum… somepeople dont think that atkins is healthy, but it is. and i know it is because i am finally ovulating again! and that is motivation enough for me!-the doctor also would not put me on metformin until i lost weight as well, like 100 lbs. i am 40 there, and i am sure when i finish losing, i will be able to get preg without meds. good luck..
I also asked myself, and my husband, and God the same questions. people who get pregnant so easily, who dont even want the baby, and then kill it. its heatbreaking!! and we all know, its because of original sin that these things happen. Keep strong in the faith, and do what is healthy, and God will will be done. I will pray for you.
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