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If you are a type 2 diabetic and you need better glycemic control because diet and exercise has not worked well for you, ask your doctor about ACTOplus Met or generic Pioglitazone/Metformin. You may already be taking one of these medications or both, but as separate pills; so your doctor can prescribe ACTOplus Met as one convenient pill. ACTOplus Met is not prescribed for type 1 diabetics because it needs to work with your own insulin.
ACTOplus Met is not a cure for diabetes, but it can make this chronic condition manageable so you can carry on with your daily schedule. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
ACTOplus Met works in different ways to keep your blood sugar under control. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione drug that improves insulin sensitivity so your body responds better to the insulin you produce. Metformin decreases the amount of sugar your liver makes as well as reducing the amount of sugar your body absorbs from your diet, and also helps your body respond better to your own insulin. You are still expected to do your part to stay healthy by exercising, eating right, and stop smoking.
Type 2 diabetes cannot be cured, but you may be able to delay the need for medication if you adopt a healthier lifestyle. Diabetes is a progressive disease so you will eventually be required to take some form of drug to reduce your blood sugar levels. You increase your risk for a heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, or vision loss by ignoring your condition. The statistics for those with diagnosed type 2 diabetes in the USA are staggering! Visit your doctor regularly, track your blood sugar readings, and take ACTOplus Met as directed so you can live a long and enjoyable life.
Discuss any risks of taking ACTOplus Met if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and provide a list of any OTC or Rx drugs you currently use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements as you may need dose adjustments or drug changes to avoid adverse effects when taken with ACTOplus Met.
If you are scheduled for any medical procedures or lab work, inform the doctor or technician that you take ACTOplus Met. If you experience poor appetite, vomiting, pain, or are stressed from surgery, your blood sugar may be harder to control so you should check it often and ask if a dosage adjustment may be required until you are back on track. You should not drive or perform any task that may be unsafe until you know how your body will react to ACTOplus Met.