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About Glyburide - Actos Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

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  • Actoplus Met
    Actoplus Met is a combination medicine that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail and explains how it works, lists some possible side effects, and offers general dosing information.
  • Actoplus Met 15 Mg/500 Mg
    Most people looking to control type 2 diabetes with Actoplus Met start with 15 mg/500 mg or 15 mg/850 mg. This eMedTV article discusses factors that can affect a person's recommended dose and how often they should take it, with a link to more information.
  • Actoplus Met 15 Mg/850 Mg Tablets
    When taking Actoplus Met tablets, 15 mg/850 mg or 15 mg/500 mg is usually the starting dose. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, different factors will affect the dosage you are prescribed, and it can be increased -- but up to a certain amount.
  • Actoplus Met Alternatives
    Actoplus Met alternatives may include other diabetes medicines or lifestyle changes. This eMedTV Web page describes possible lifestyle changes and lists both oral and injectable diabetes drugs that can be used in place of Actoplus Met.
  • Actoplus Met and Blood Sugar
    Actoplus Met may cause blood sugar to become too low or too high. This eMedTV segment discusses Actoplus Met and blood sugar in more detail, including a list of possible low and high blood sugar symptoms, such as blurred vision or extreme hunger.
  • Actoplus Met and Diabetes Control
    In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be kept under control with Actoplus Met. This eMedTV segment explains how by describing the drug's effects on the body. It also explains the results seen in clinical studies and includes a link to more information.
  • Actoplus Met and Pregnancy
    Due to the possible effects of Actoplus Met on fetuses, the drug is not recommended during pregnancy. This eMedTV article discusses Actoplus Met and pregnancy in more detail, including information on when the drug may be prescribed during pregnancy.
  • Actoplus Met and Type 1 Diabetes
    Actoplus Met is not licensed to treat type 1 diabetes. However, this eMedTV article explores a possible link between Actoplus Met and type 1 diabetes -- for example, in some cases, the drug may be combined with insulin to treat this type of diabetes.
  • Actoplus Met and Weight Gain
    This eMedTV page discusses research findings on Actoplus Met and weight gain (about 7 percent of people taking it experience weight gain). It also explains the dangers of rapid weight gain and offers tips for helping with gradual weight gain.
  • Actoplus Met Dangers
    This page of the eMedTV Web site explains that although Actoplus Met is not particularly dangerous, there are side effects to be aware of and important safety considerations to keep in mind. This segment offers a brief overview of this topic.
  • Actoplus Met Diabetic Drug Information
    In many cases, the drug Actoplus Met may be prescribed for diabetics. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides some important information on this product, such as possible benefits, when and how to take it, and what to tell the doctor recommending it.
  • Actoplus Met Dosage
    An Actoplus Met overdose may result in low blood sugar or lactic acidosis. This page of the eMedTV library lists the possible symptoms of each condition and discusses the treatment options that are available, such as IV fluids or supportive care.
  • Actoplus Met Drug Interactions
    Atazanavir, diuretics, and niacin may potentially cause Actoplus Met drug interactions. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that may lead to interactions with Actoplus Met and describes the possible side effects that may occur with each interaction.
  • Actoplus Met Effectiveness
    This page from the eMedTV archives explains why Actoplus Met is effective for type 2 diabetes. Information is provided on how this drug works and the tests used to measure its effectiveness. A link to more details on Actoplus Met is also included.
  • Actoplus Met Medication Information
    This eMedTV Web page provides some important information on Actoplus Met, a medication used to control type 2 diabetes. This page briefly describes the drug's effects on the body and explains what to discuss with the healthcare provider prescribing it.
  • Actoplus Met Oral
    Many diabetes medications are taken by mouth (orally), such as Actoplus Met. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes when and how to take this type 2 diabetes drug and stresses the importance of following dosing guidelines to avoid problems.
  • Actoplus Met Overdose
    An Actoplus Met overdose may result in low blood sugar or lactic acidosis. This page of the eMedTV library lists the possible symptoms of each condition and discusses the treatment options that are available, such as IV fluids or supportive care.
  • Actoplus Met Pills
    This eMedTV Web segment provides a brief overview of general dosing guidelines for Actoplus Met pills. It explains how often this drug is taken, why you might want to take it with food, and why it is important to take it consistently.
  • Actoplus Met Problems
    Although most people experience a safe, effective treatment with Actoplus Met, problems are possible. This eMedTV resource describes a few warnings to keep in mind, lists some potentially serious side effects, and links to more information on this topic.
  • Actoplus Met Risks
    When taking Actoplus Met, it is important to be aware of potentially serious side effects and other risks. This eMedTV Web page discusses one of the more dangerous side effects to be aware of, lists possible signs, and includes a link to more information.
  • Actoplus Met Side Effects
    Common Actoplus Met side effects may include swelling or fluid retention, weight gain, and nausea. This eMedTV page lists additional side effects, including other common problems and rare but serious side effects that may require medical attention.
  • Actoplus Met Strengths
    Several different factors affect the strength of Actoplus Met a person is prescribed. This eMedTV article lists a few of them, describes a typical starting dose, and stresses the importance of not adjusting your dose without talking to a doctor first.
  • Actoplus Met Substitutes
    This eMedTV segment explains when a substitute for Actoplus Met needs to be considered, lists possible alternatives, and includes a link to more in-depth information on this topic. Specific substitutes include other drugs and lifestyle changes.
  • Actoplus Met to Lower Blood Sugar
    This segment of the eMedTV library explains how Actoplus Met lowers blood sugar, what happens if blood sugar levels drop too much, and when and how to take it. A link to more information on this type 2 diabetes drug is also provided.
  • Actoplus Met Type 2 Diabetes Medicine
    This eMedTV resource provides a brief overview of a common medicine used for type 2 diabetes: Actoplus Met. This segment describes the benefits this drug offers, when and how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Actoplus Met Uses
    Actoplus Met is used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. As this eMedTV article explains, it can decrease the amount of sugar absorbed into the body and improve insulin sensitivity. This page also covers off-label Actoplus Met uses.
  • Actoplus Met Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article provides several Actoplus Met warnings and precautions, offers information on who should not take the drug, and lists possible side effects to look out for. For example, people with severe kidney disease should not take the drug.
  • Actoplus Metformin
    This eMedTV article describes the effects of the two different drugs in Actoplus Met -- metformin and pioglitazone -- and why this combination is effective for type 2 diabetes. This page also provides an important safety warning to be aware of.
  • Actos
    Actos is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how Actos works and further explores the effects and potential side effects of this diabetes medication.
  • Actos (Pioglitazone) Diabetes Medicine
    This eMedTV article provides a brief description of the diabetes medicine Actos (pioglitazone). This article explains how Actos works to help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease blood sugar levels, and also discusses the effectiveness of this drug.
  • Actos 15 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, a dose of 15 mg of Actos tablets once daily may be prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. This article further discusses Actos dosing guidelines, including tips on when and how to take this medication.
  • Actos 30 mg
    This eMedTV article explains that if you have type 2 diabetes, a doctor may prescribe 30 mg of Actos once daily. This page also offers some tips on taking this medication and describes some of the factors that may affect your dosage.
  • Actos 45 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV page explains, 45 mg is the highest available strength of Actos tablets. This eMedTV Web resource further discusses Actos dosing guidelines, including tips on using this medication and a list of factors that may affect your dosage.
  • Actos Alternatives
    Common Actos alternatives may include lifestyle changes or other diabetes medications. This eMedTV Web page describes these Actos alternatives in more detail and lists various oral and injectable diabetes medicines that are currently available.
  • Actos and Blood Sugar
    Patients taking Actos may experience high or low blood sugar levels as a side effect of the drug. This eMedTV article discusses the relationship between Actos and blood sugar levels and lists possible symptoms of extremely high or low blood sugar.
  • Actos and Diabetes Control
    As this eMedTV page discusses, clinical studies have shown that using Actos to control diabetes is an effective treatment option for some people. This article also explains how this medication works and what to tell your doctor before taking this drug.
  • Actos and Pregnancy
    Using Actos during pregnancy may potentially be dangerous. This eMedTV segment discusses Actos and pregnancy in more detail and explains how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers Actos a pregnancy Category C medication.
  • Actos and Type 1 Diabetes
    Actos is not licensed to treat type 1 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV archives discusses Actos and type 1 diabetes in more detail, including an explanation of when Actos may be appropriate for type 1 diabetes treatment.
  • Actos and Weight Gain
    Side effects may occur with Actos, and weight gain is a problem that is commonly reported. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how common weight gain is with Actos and discusses the dangers of rapid weight gain and fluid retention.
  • Actos Dangers
    You may not be able to use Actos safely if you have certain medical problems, such as heart problems. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at other potential Actos dangers to be aware of before using this drug and covers possible side effects.
  • Actos Diabetic Drug Information
    This eMedTV page offers important information on the diabetes drug Actos. This medicine can be used by itself or with other drugs to treat type 2 diabetes. This page also explains who may not be able to use this medicine and lists possible side effects.
  • Actos Dosage
    Most people start with an Actos dosage of 15 mg or 30 mg for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on Actos dosing, including tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Actos Drug Info
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers important information on Actos, a prescription drug used for treating type 2 diabetes. This Web page also explains why Actos may not be suitable for some people and lists possible side effects.
  • Actos Drug Interactions
    When medicines such as rifampin or atorvastatin are taken together with Actos, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV article lists other medicines that can cause Actos drug interactions and describes the potential complications that may occur.
  • Actos for Diabetes
    Actos is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes because it can help control blood sugar levels. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works, lists an off-label use for it, and discusses the use of Actos for diabetes treatment in children.
  • Actos Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes
    This page from the eMedTV Web site offers a brief look at the type 2 diabetes medicine Actos. This article explains how Actos works, offers general dosing guidelines, and discusses what to tell your doctor before starting treatment.
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