Actoplus Met Pills
Actoplus Met® (pioglitazone and metformin) is a combination drug approved specifically for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (it should not be used for people with type 1 diabetes). It comes in the form of a tablet (pill). In most cases, Actoplus Met is taken once or twice a day.
How often you take this medication -- and how much -- will depend on various factors, among them how well your diabetes is currently controlled and if you are taking any other medicines. For example, if you are switching to Actoplus Met from pioglitazone (Actos®), the recommended starting dose is 15 mg/500 mg twice a day or 15 mg/850 mg once a day.
When taking Actoplus Met pills, it is best to take them with food -- this helps prevent stomach upset. In addition, if possible, take each dose at the same time(s) each day. This helps ensure a steady level of the drug in your bloodstream.
(Click Actoplus Met Dosage for more information on when and how to take these pills, other factors that affect your dose, and guidelines for people switching to Actoplus Met from metformin.)