Actoplus Met Oral
Type 2 diabetes (also called noninsulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes) is often treated with medicines that are taken by mouth (orally), and Actoplus Met® (pioglitazone and metformin) is one of the most commonly prescribed. It comes in the form of a tablet and is generally taken once or twice a day.
When taking Actoplus Met orally, you may find that taking your dose with food helps prevent stomach upset -- in fact, your healthcare provider may advise that you take the medicine in this way specifically to avoid such a problem. Be sure to take the medication exactly as prescribed, and do not change the amount you take without talking to your healthcare provider first. If you take too little, Actoplus Met will not be effective; if you take too much, dangerous problems could occur as a result.
(Click Actoplus Met to learn more about this medication, including how it works to treat type 2 diabetes, what to tell the healthcare provider prescribing it, and what to do if you either forget a dose or accidentally take too much.)