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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/12/2014 6:33:42 PM

Reviewer: nana54sandys, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on actos for about 6 months and experienced unexplained fatigue, weight gain, fluid retention, shortness of breath and (the last straw that broke the camel's back) Congestive Heart Failure-CHF in Dec '13. Then when I reported the CHF to my Endocrinologist on Jan 9 she said it was the actos and immediately took me off (the actos). I'm humbly advising all and sundry to stay away f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/25/2013 3:28:13 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on 45mg of Actos a day for some time now, from the beginning I was so tired I slept 18 ours a day. I had no energy. I felt my life was over. Then I got the swelling. My face, feet, ankles but especially my thighs swelled to the point my wife said I looked like I had elephantitis. I gained over 100 lbs, 40 lbs in 6 months. This is a very bad drug. It already has a black lable but needs ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/11/2013 7:17:54 PM

Reviewer: QUEENIE, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I USE TO TAKE METFORMIN AND IS NOT WORKING

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/15/2013 7:57:25 PM

Reviewer: stayhealthy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
DO NOT USE ACTOS OR ANY OTHER PIOGLITAZONE DRUG My brother had all of the symptoms that many have posted here, and also developed pancreatic and liver cancer and died. He had also used Metformin at times. His decline happened quickly, and he died Oct.22, 2012. It is interesting to note that some of the reviewer experience was around the same time period during my brother's sudden illness. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/10/2013 2:40:13 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took actos 30mg for 13 years. I could eat like any normal person. A 1C always good. Bladder cancer is a "possibility" but loss eye site, kidney failure, and amputation with high blood sugar are for sure. Stopped working now, but I an satified.

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