Actoplus Met Dangers
People with type 2 diabetes (also called noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes) may be prescribed the drug Actoplus Met® (pioglitazone and metformin). The combination medicine offers several benefits and is not usually dangerous. However, there are some important safety precautions to keep in mind.
For example, people with a history of liver problems or kidney disease may be more likely to experience lactic acidosis during treatment with Actoplus Met, a dangerous, even life-threatening side effect. In addition, this medication can cause swelling and fluid retention (edema), which can be a problem for people with congestive heart failure (CHF). In fact, in rare cases, Actoplus Met can cause CHF.
In general, people tolerate this diabetes medication well; however, there are some potentially dangerous Actoplus Met side effects to be aware of. These include signs of an allergic reaction (swelling, trouble breathing, and wheezing) and signs of low blood sugar (dizziness, confusion, and blurry vision), among other things.
(Click Actoplus Met Side Effects and Actoplus Met Warnings and Precautions for to learn more about possible side effects, how often they occur, and other important safety concerns.)