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ACTOplus met® XR (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl extended-release) Now Available in Pharmacies Nationwide
Date:6/21/2010

us met XR are not for patients with type 1 "juvenile" diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

ACTOplus met and ACTOplus met XR may cause low blood sugar. Lightheadedness, shakiness, dizziness, or hunger may indicate low blood sugar. Patients who experience low blood sugar should talk to their doctor.

Some people taking ACTOplus met and ACTOplus met XR may experience flulike symptoms, mild to moderate swelling of legs and ankles, anemia, and weight gain.

If a patient is of childbearing age, they should talk to their doctor before taking ACTOplus met or ACTOplus met XR, as it could increase their chance of becoming pregnant. A patient should talk to their doctor if they are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed.

A patient should not take ACTOplus met or ACTOplus met XR if they have active liver disease. A doctor should perform a blood test to check for liver problems before a patient starts ACTOplus met or ACTOplus met XR and periodically thereafter. A patient should talk to their doctor immediately if they experience nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Patients with diabetes should have regular eye exams. If a patient experiences vision problems, they should consult their doctor immediately. Some patients have experienced visual changes while taking ACTOplus met and ACTOplus met XR. Some people, particularly women, are at higher risk of having bone fractures while taking pioglitazone. Other side effects may include cold-like symptoms, diarrhea, nausea, headache, urinary tract infection, dizziness, sinus infection, and anemia.

Individuals are encouraged to report negative side
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