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Pioglitazone

Discussion in 'Sulphonylureas & Prandial Glucose Regulators' started by lanzlady, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. lanzlady

    lanzlady · Well-Known Member

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    Hi was wondering if anyone is on this medication or have tried it ?




    Thanks in advance
    Lanzlady
     
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Hi,

    I haven't heard anyone mention it lately but if you do a search on the forum for Actos quite a few posts come up.

    I am bumping your post up to see if you get an answer.
     
  3. lanzlady

    lanzlady · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Catherine...I have decided against taking this drug and Gp agreed with me far too many bad side effects
    to cope with ..I know every medication has side effects ..but I am not willing to take the risk of this one which has known side effects of bladder cancer
    & bone fractures as stated by my D. DR. Starting mix of insulin twice a day soon along with 3 x 500 metfomin SR
    so hopefully something will happen..
     
  4. Susiespearish

    Susiespearish Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been prescribed this Lanzlady ...15mg once a day ,but have yet to take it after reading the side effects .It is supposed to be a good drug for people in heart failure like myself but 1 in 10 people reported weight gain and I'm not prepared to risk it .
     
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    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After going on this decided quite logically in my mind set at the time to end it all ,was not depressed or anything just couldnt see the point in it all as we are all going to die in the end .Told dns this and was swiftly taken off the drug and have never before or since felt that way scary
     
  6. Susiespearish

    Susiespearish Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow ...so sorry to hear about that Borderter.So glad I didn't take that !
     
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    Pauntiep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why/how does Pioglitazone cause weight gain?
     
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