Hope Richardson
By Hope Richardson Latest Reply 2010-12-09 12:41:59 -0600
Started 2010-10-06 22:13:51 -0500

I just started taking Actos to control my diabetes and was wondering if anyone else has tried it and what results you have and was there any side effects from taking this medication.

3 replies

msann 2010-12-09 12:41:59 -0600 Report

hey guys actos messed my whole body up, i am allergic to it, wasnt good for me, have great day!!!!1

kdroberts 2010-10-07 08:16:28 -0500 Report

I know that the sister drug, Avandia, now comes with an FDA waiver that you have to sign because the growing evidence that it can be potentially dangerous but I don't know if that's the case with Actos. I used it for a while, it didn't do anything for me. It takes a good few months to start doing it's job well and the most common side effect is weight gain and water retention. The water retention can lead to congestive heart failure so it's important to talk to your doctor if you start to see your ankles swelling and/or you are getting more out of breath than you normally would when doing things.