Actoplus Met Warnings and Precautions
You should not take Actoplus Met if you:
- Are allergic to Actoplus Met, pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos®), metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Fortamet®), or any inactive component used to make Actoplus Met. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have metabolic or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that may occur with uncontrolled diabetes). This condition needs to be treated with insulin.
- Are seriously dehydrated (have lost a lot of water from your body).
- Are going to have an x-ray procedure with injection of dyes (contrast agents).
- Are going to have surgery.
- Develop a serious condition, such as heart attack, severe infection, or a stroke.
- Are 80 years old or older and you have not had your kidney function tested.
- Have severe heart failure.
There are a number of situations in which Actoplus Met should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the drug. However, it is possible that not all Actoplus Met warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about any warnings or precautions that may apply to you.