Friday, 22 October 2010

Management of Type 2 Diabetes With ACTOS

Management of Type 2 Diabetes With ACTOS

For those suffering from type 2 diabetes, can manage their insulin levels effectively with Actos. In type 2 diabetes, the body is very much insensitive to insulin. This results in increase in circulating glucose leading to hyperglycemia.

Pioglitazone hydrochloride is marketed as Actos and has its main action on decreasing the insulin insensitivity. It improves the glucose management of the body and also reduces the circulating insulin levels.

Actos is used as mono-therapy for patients with an average daily dose between 15 mg to 30 mg, depending on his/her requirement. Patients who do not respond adequately can be increased up to maximum of 45 mg once a day. Combination with Sulfonylurea, Metformin or Insulin is initiated when mono-therapy does not give the expected response.

One thing that should never be forgotten about Actos is, it pertains to Type 2 diabetics and is not recommended for juvenile diabetics, or type 1 cases, and in diabetic ketoacedosis. Patients with liver disorders and heart problems, and even pregnant women should keep their doctors well informed before starting any drug.

Actos is usually prescribed as once a day dose, with or without food. But, you need to remember, a complete treatment requires addition of exercise and diet into your routine. Regular check up and monitoring of your sugar levels for adjustment of dose is necessary. Besides, stick to your schedule, and if you miss your dose do not double the next, else, you could drop your sugar level and find yourself sunk in hypoglycemia (headache, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, palpitation and sweating and sometimes even fainting and coma). Keep a dose of sugar, like a candy or biscuit in your bag, to avoid such conditions. Fasting, untimely food habits, alcohol, and over exercise are some of the conditions you should avoid if you are diabetic.

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