Actos or metformin

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Avatar n tn Is it best to take actos in the morning or evening? I am on metformin and glipized, as well. Is it best to take actos along with these medications to be more effective? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/712307'>Best time to take meds</a>.
489891 tn?1209058786 m also on actos plusmet 15/500 just once a day, with a insulin pump ( i take apidra in my pump)... byetta and actos plus met are very similar drugs doing the same thing.. the actos+met will make you gain weight very quickly. How many shots of byetta are you taking a day a long with the actos plus met? and what dose of actos are you taking and why...
Avatar f tn hi everyone just a wee quick question on people taking metformin,iv been taking it for over 6 months now and i still find that am getting side effects such as nausea and upset tummy,especially as soon as i eat somethin,does it get any easier the longer your on it,sometimes id rather not take it but were ttc, and from what iv read it has helped loads of people lose weight and helped people to conceieve, thanks ladies if u have time to reply.
2053416 tn?1330411192 Due to a lot of weight gain. My doctor took me off actos and put me on glumetza. I also take glipizide. The gulmetza does not seem to be working for me. My sugars are in the 200 + - range. Is there another generation 1 or 2 diabetes medicine that I can take with the glipizide that will work as good as the actos did and not cost so much? I would like to get off the glumetza. I am really thinking about asking the doctor to put me back on insulin (novolin R). Thank you for your input.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year prior to HCV. I've used metformin, glipizide and actos (pioglitizone) for eight years now for DM2 management; including during both HCV treatments. I was eventually successful with interferon therapy, for what it's worth. I can't comment on the victoza; I have no personal experience with it. Reducing insulin resistance might be critical to succesful inteferon-based therapy as well.
178107 tn?1315947630 I know recent warnings on pancreatitus, but this may be something they should try with me. I cannot take metformin. Actos made my appetite surge and I gained 20 lbs with combo Actos/Lantus. I went off Actos but still inject 20 units in evening. BS fast is 215. I do not EAT wrong.
Avatar f tn yes i have been on metformin for the last 5 years butbegin of this year it start to make me sick when i take it is it another medience i could take. thank you.
Avatar f tn There are several people here who have had expereince with blood sugar problems and treatment. Some used stuff like metformin or even insulin throughout treatment. My expereience was that high blood sugar levels went away while on treatment. That was a result of the red cell killing abilities of the ribavirin.
Avatar m tn I have diabetes ll. My doctor has given me Actos 30 mg. I have been hearing a lot about this drug and none of it's good, saying long term use causes bladder cancer. My last A1c was 6.1 although now due for another one. I'm not sure the risk involved with this drug is worth the benefits as my sugar is not out of control and my numbers are always under 175. Is Actos a safe drug to use??
Avatar m tn The flip side of the coin is when the medication is balancing your glucose and which one is doing the morning balancing act. When I change dose, time, or add a medication and/or supplement I contact my pharmacist. She knows more about medication and supplement interactions than my doc. He treats, writes the RX, she dispenses and explains it use.
Avatar f tn I found out over a month ago that I have pcos and high insulin level so my doc put me on metformin. The second day on the meds I had my period and after that my husband and I started ttc and not it's time for my period again and nothing has happend but for the past two weeks I have been having pregnancy symptoms and my doc told me to wait until a week after my missed period to take a test.
Avatar m tn See an ophthalmologist. Dr.O.
Avatar f tn Hey there!! I have PCOS and have known that i have it since i was about 12yrs old. While i started out on glucophage (metformin) i was quickly changed to ACTOS, my body couldn't handle the glucophage. I am now off of all drugs, and with the correct diet my levels stay normal. I eat and drink almost 100% organic items, no hormones in my meat or anything like that, per dr's orders, works for me. BUT i did start out on meds and was on them from 12yrs til 21yrs so almost 10yrs.
Avatar f tn but it has lasted four days the 1st day it was strong enough to put a little bit on a pad but not much more sense then... so what im wondering am i ovulating again? or what is going on? hopefully some one can help thank you!!
Avatar n tn I have PCOS and have very irregular periods( maybe 3-4 a year). I am on Actos to help with this disorder and I have also tried Metformin which did nothing. My periods will last anywhere from 7-30 days. I am wondering which fertility drug might be worth trying?
1236243 tn?1277680851 I've been on Actos for 9 years and have no problems. Avandia is effectively off the market but ACTOS was not removed. The diabetic educator should know better that suggest someone get off a drug. Suggesting that he/she contact their M.D. was a good idea, but not necessarily required, unless the 'one man in the class' is having noticable adverse side-effects. Rumor monger statements and posts like this one are more scary than it actually should be.
Avatar f tn heya, i got diagnosed about 2 years ago, i have always been an active hockey player, yet i constantly put on weight without any change in diet or exercisee. Does anyone else experience this? The doctors constantly call me fat and say i should exercise more, and eat less, yet each week i play hockey twice, do at least 2 15mile bike rides, and often go out walking.
2094297 tn?1345389093 tried lantus and it worked for awhile, then did the rapid at all meals, tried both at same time, and just swithced to the 70/30 about a week or so ago. blood sugars range 140-200 steady but eyes bad and feet swell and get hard and hurt already been diagnosed with neuroothy or however it is spelled.
1013254 tn?1337900972 t afford to buy the Actos. That is when my sugar leaped up. After the bloodwork, Doc started me on the Metformin/Januvia (samples) and I'm good there now!
Avatar n tn My question now is because I currently am taking medication because I am a diabetic and take metformin and actos and also take lisinopril and cardizem for my blood pressure. I am terrified of the dentist and am worried that I am going to feel the procedure because maybe I cant get alot of novicane because of my meds?? Any suggestions? The dentist told me I will not feel a thing. I just cant wait to get this all over with.
Avatar m tn Been diabetic for 4 years, I am on 3 different meds, Metformin at 1000 mg twice a day, Actos 45 mg, Glipzide 20 mg twice a day. Last month was started on immediate slow release Insulin. My level stays now between 140 and 180. My A1C test have always been above 7.2, I just was letting you know some of the other drugs available for use. None of this drugs cause me any side effects. Talk to your doctor about these other drugs that you can take.
Avatar n tn (I have heard of lipitor.) After doing some searching, I found metformin, actos and lipitor. What I found was that metformin and actos were primarily given to those with type 2. I am in no way disagreeing with your treatment or your doc's instructions. Please feel free to enlighten me about these 2 meds. I have also found that Lipitor is used for individuals with high cholesterol. (I am not analysing you or your doc, I just wanted to know more about these meds.
Avatar n tn my husband (60) has Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol which are being managed very well by Lipitor, Lisenpril, Actos and Metformin. Before he was diagnosed (2004) we enjoyed Ecstasy maybe once every 1 or 2 yrs. It was an amazing experience for both of us, our relationship, our communication. As older adults we managed the experience (reliable source for E, hydration, calm location) carefully and respectfully.