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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Actos oral.

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/8/2016 2:18:32 PM

Reviewer: Moose, 75 or over on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
When taking 15mg Actos my A-1c was 6.9 in June 2015. My doctor took me off Actos. Six months later my A-1c was 8.6. The doctor gave me a new script for 15mg Actos. I consider the chances of getting cancer miniscule and the chances of uncontrolled diabetes killing me at 100%. It is a good medicine that works for me.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/9/2015 2:41:33 PM

Reviewer: Bdut2772, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
On Actos for 5 years 30mg am 15pm. Terrible leg cramping and pain last 2 years but Dr would not take me off ! I lost 80lbs and ended up in the hospital after having a blood sugar of 24 ! Now being tested for bladder and Liver CANCER ! This IMO is a bad drug !

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/15/2015 4:51:53 PM

Reviewer: markyf, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
First, I was fine with it for about a year, it seemed to help for the first 6 months and started declining after that. But what I noticed was i'd have stomach problems and diarrhea. I couldn't hold any food in, as soon as I eat I had to use the bathroom. I started getting pains around my bladder area, then I read articles that it gave people bladder cancer. By then I've been taking ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/20/2014 1:33:20 PM

Reviewer: JLD, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Was taking 45mg daily, within last 6 months cut that does in half w/o effect of gluocse levels.A1c has been around 7 consistantly.After taking Actos for around 10 years new endocrinologist suggests not using it further because of potential side effects (stated in these reviews) none of which I have experienced. Questions: What side effects expected stopping Actosl short term and long term?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/5/2014 6:23:38 AM

Reviewer: momgag, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Actos for 5 years. Unbelievably, my doc put me on it only 6 months after I had a heart attack, in spite of the warnings about cardiac side effects. It did keep my A1C down below 7, taken with metformin and glimiperide. But I have suffered severe, debilitating leg and muscle pain. But I never made the connection to Actos; I thought it was related to neuropathy and problems with my spin ... Show Full Comment

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