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Actos®


Producer: Takeda Pharma

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Actos® is a medicine for diabetes 2.

Active substances

pioglitazone


Application

Actos® is used to treat:

  • Diabetes 2, where the increased blood sugar can not be controlled satisfactorily with diet, weight loss, exercise or other diabetes treatment.

The drug should be used in combination with another drug against diabetes, but not insulin.


Dosage

Available as tablets. Adults. Usually 15-30 mg once a day. The dose may be increased to 45 mg once a day.

possible side effects

Very common (over 10%)

Swelling due to fluid accumulation in the body

Low blood sugar**

Common (1-10%)

Weight gain

Air from the intestine

Heart failure *, shortness of breath

Anemia

Fractures, joint pain, back pain

Headache, decreased sensation, dizziness

Respiratory Infection

Blood in the urine, travel problems

visual disturbances

Uncommon (0.1-1%)

Cancer in the bladder

Unknown

Allergic reactions, Hypersensitivity

* Has been seen during concomitant treatment with insulin.

** Seen when co-administered with insulin-releasing agents with / without metformin. Symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness, cold sweat, warmth, headache, palpitations and possibly. angina. It is important to pay attention to these symptoms as the symptoms at this time can be removed by eating sugar. Further development of excessive dose may cause seizures and unconsciousness (insulin shock) that can be treated with glucagon. Symptoms usually occur if the meal is postponed or in connection with hard physical work. In the latter case, symptoms may occur several hours after work.


Should not be used

Actos® should not be used for:

  • Insufficient diabetes
  • heart failure
  • Badly functioning liver
  • Very poor functioning kidneys
  • Bladder cancer or in case of cervical cancer.

Pregnancy

Should not be used due to lack of knowledge.

breastfeeding

Should not be used due to lack of knowledge.

Traffic

No warning.

Blood donor

Do not drop. 2-day quarantine.

effect

  • Works by increasing the sensitivity of the cells to insulin, so insulin is better utilized, the sugar content of blood-lowering.
  • The maximum effect only occurs after approx. 8 weeks.
  • The half-life in the blood (T?) is 5-6 hours for pioglitazone (the active substance) and 16-23 hours for its degradation product.

Pharmaceutical forms

Tablets. 1 tablet contains 15 mg or 30 mg pioglitazone (as hydrochloride).


Special warnings

Actos® should be used with caution:

  • In rare cases of infertility due to a particular ovarian disease (polycystic ovary syndrome), the drug may increase the possibility of pregnancy.

Using other medicines

It is important to inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.

  • Certain antihypertensive drugs (non-selective beta-blockers) may obstruct the symptoms of low blood sugar.
  • Actos®, together with insulin, may increase the risk of heart failure. The combination should be used with caution.
  • Concomitant use of Actos® and NSAIDs (anti-pain agents) may cause fluid accumulation and heart failure. The combination should be used with caution.

Grants, delivery, packages and prices

subsidiesextraditionDispensing form and strengthPackingPrice in kr.
May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets 15 mg98 pcs. (blister) (Paranova)1.000,45
May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets 15 mg98 pcs. (Blister)1.049,90
May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets 30 mg28 pcs. (Blister)496,40
May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets 30 mg98 pcs. (blister) (Paranova)1.386,65
May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets 30 mg98 pcs. (Blister)1.659,65


substitution

tablets 15 mg

Pioglitazone Accord Accord Pioglitazone

tablets 30 mg

Pioglitazone Accord Accord Pioglitazone



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