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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/15/2008 3:48:34 AM

Reviewer: waterace, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have gained weight using this medicine.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/12/2008 12:32:28 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm on Actos 15mg 3 times a day along with 850mg of Metformin. I'm a marathon runner so I'm quite active. However, Actos surely made me gain weight and my thighs just gotten bigger and for awhile I didn't know why. I run about 25-30 miles per week and when the training got intensed, I run 20-22 miles just on Saturdays. My hands and feet get swolen and I had problems breathing. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/10/2008 12:34:40 PM

Reviewer: Timmy D, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I asked my Doc to talk me off Avandia because of FDA warnings; started Actos a few weeks ago. I have defintely gained weight already and started having diffuse pain in my thighs. So I called an on-call Doc and he said to stop it and talk to my regular doctor. I did, and after a week, my pants started falling off me...seriously...and the thigh pain went away (it had been feeling like I had been doi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/29/2008 5:23:24 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am concerned about my being tired most of the time like no energy. Is that something I have to talk to my doctor about? I have type II diabetes and was hospitalized after I have acquired a series of TIA's. I have suffered from paralysis of the left side of my body. Right now I am still taking Actos with Januvia and Prandin for my maintenance medication. Please advise. Thanks

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/29/2008 8:27:03 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I experienced swelling of ankles and hands for quite a time, then found it was due partly to the high dosage recommended by my doctor. When the dosage was cut in half, this improved markedly, and had very little effect on later glucose readings. Suggestion: check with your doctor, see if a reduced dosage helps .

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