Actos – Help control type II diabetes
ACTOS is a prescription medication that can be combined with a healthy diet and physical activity to help control your type II diabetes. ACTOS helps your body use the natural produced insulin more efficiently. ACTOS should only be prescribed when healthy eating and exercise are not enough.
If you suffer from type II diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin and more than likely doesn’t process your insulin properly (insulin resistance). ACTOS reduces insulin resistance.
Why should I use ACTOS?
- lowers your blood glucose level
- positively affects HDL cholesterol but doesn’t affect total cholesterol
- works quickly (as fast as two weeks)
ACTOS is generally well tolerated; however every person reacts differently to any substance. The most common side effects are:
- respiratory tract infection
- sinus inflammation
- sore throat
- tooth disorder
Other less common side effects include:
- shortness of breath
- weight gain