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Actoplus Met (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Metformin Hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to improve blood sugar (glucose) control along with diet and exercise in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
The following information is incomplete. Speak to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects and safety information.
About Actoplus Met
Actoplus Met is not intended for children. It’s important to combine this medication with diet, weight, loss, and exercise.
Important Safety Information
Actoplus Met is not intended for all populations. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Do not take Actoplus Met if you are scheduled for an X-Ray procedure with an injection of dyes. Do not take Actoplus Met if you have a history of any of the following health conditions:
- Kidney problems
- Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure
- Metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis
Before taking Actoplus Met, tell your doctor if you have any of the following health conditions:
- Kidney, liver, or heart problems
- Over 80 years old
- Drink excessive alcohol
- Pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant
- Pre, mid, or post-menopausal
Tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, herbal remedies, and controlled substances. Taking Actoplus Met with other medications may interfere with their efficacy.
Do not drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medication.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
How to Take Actoplus Met
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take with meals. Taking Actoplus Met should be part of a three-pronged approach to regulating your glucose levels, which should also include diet and exercise.
Possible Side Effects of Actoplus Met
The most common side effects of Actoplus Met are:
- Upset Stomach
- Cold-like symptoms
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Lactic acidosis
- Heart failure
- Weight gain
- Liver problems
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.