Who out there takes Actos and what do you think about it?

By dkellis Latest Reply 2013-12-19 13:55:12 -0600
Started 2013-12-18 19:23:01 -0600

I am about to start taking this (Actos) with the other Meds I am taking. Heard some very bad things about it. Need help! Do i need to to wait and may-be take something else.?

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Glucerna 2013-12-19 13:55:12 -0600 Report

Definitely talk with your doctor about your concerns about Actos and how it might interact with the other medications you're taking. The more knowledge you have about your medications, the better off you are. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2013-12-19 08:04:53 -0600 Report

I took Actos a few years ago for a short period of time. I had some neg side effects. I read many negative stories about its suspected relation to bladder cancer from respected, and reliable sources. My endocrinologist did not seem impressed with this info initially. A few months later, he agreed to take me off of it. I guess he did his homework. A friend of mine who has diabetes was taken off of it by his doctor also. I posted some info and links on DC a couple of years ago that backed the suspected dangers of Actos. With all the negative info from reliable sources floating around, I personally would not take it. There are quite a few alternatives available, and I would definitely speak with my doctor about them, if I was you.
Some doctors feel that Actos is worth the risk, while others do not. My answer to those that think it's worth the risk…" then you take it".
Type in Actos in the search box at the top of the page for numerous posts on the subject!

dagger1234 2013-12-18 19:56:46 -0600 Report

Don't believe what everyone else days. Talk to your doctor. Everyone told me and from what I've read online about chantix (quitting smoking meds) was that it made you have vivid, nightmares dreams and had major headaches etc..list goes on. I waited about 3 days Til I saw my doctor and asked her again. She said if depends on different people etc. I took them and am 5 days smoke free now. Good luck.

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