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When is the best time of day to take Pioglitazone

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Benefit vs risk..: Like any other medicine in use, consider benefit vs risk--same as driving a car (getting to places faster with risk of accident/breakdown etc..). Cur ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Actos (pioglitazone): Actos (pioglitazone) should be taken half hour before breakfast and Lisinopril should be taken at the same time daily.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
You can take in am : Take the pills together in the morning. Then eat a healthy breakfast. The inserts with meds can make it sound more complicated than it needs to be. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots: Now there are a lot of new medications on the market that were not there when Actos (pioglitazone) came out. I hesitate to mention specific medicatio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Some pts still taking Actos (pioglitazone) as a add on drug after metformin.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Amaryl (glimepiride) and actose: Yes you can and this combination has been used in type 2 diabetes.
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a thought: but , in my opinion, the number and amount of oral medication you are taking indicate that you and your treating physician should consider INSULIN.... ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, unless: Hi. Yes, in general that 3-drug cocktail is safe. Exceptions would be metformin at a certain level of kidney disease, pioglitazone in heart failure, a ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetcs dosing: Your doses are ok but vildagliptin is not available in the us so my experience with it is nil. With these medications you ae at risk of hypoglycemia ... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Imagination: Both can help lower your glucose and work well with each other, but doesn't alter GI side effects if you have them w/metformin.
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