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Actoplus Met

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Actoplus Met if you have:
 
  • Heart problems of any kind, especially congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Had a heart attack or stroke
  • Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Low vitamin B12 levels (pernicious anemia)
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • An upcoming surgery or procedure (including x-rays and other radiology procedures)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Actoplus Met and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are having problems getting pregnant
  • Are premenopausal without regular menstrual periods
  • Drink alcohol.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Actoplus Met Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Alternatives to Actoplus Met

In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication (such as Actoplus Met) may be necessary.
 
The goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Actoplus Met can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing these and other problems.
 
For most people, Actoplus Met is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Actoplus Met with another diabetes medication, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin.
 
You may also wish to consider a substitute for Actoplus Met. These substitutes could include other combination medications or a different type of diabetes medication.
 
(Click Actoplus Met Alternatives for more information.)
 
For more information about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices, click any of the following eMedTV links:
 
7 Signs of High Blood Sugar

Actoplus Met Medication Information

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