Actos is a medication take in oral form that is used to control blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes. It is intended to be used by those who have type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes. People who are currently taking Actos and those who have taken it in the past have reported both minor side effects and those that are considered more severe or even life-threatening.
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Minor Actos Side Effects
When first taking Actos, patients may feel like they have developed a cold due to having a sudden cough, a runny nose or frequent sneezing. Other common issues reported with Actos include weight gain that is gradual over time, pain in the muscles, frequent headaches and toothaches.
Major Actos Side Effects
Patients who are allergic to Actos will experience swelling in their face, tongue, lips or throat along with having difficulty breathing. An allergic reaction may be life-threatening. Other serious side effects associated with Actos include feeling short of breath with little or no physical exertion; swelling around the abdomen or weight gain that is very rapid; tightness in the chest; flu-like symptoms; blurry vision; an increased urge to urinate; increased appetite or thirst; decreased appetite with or without nausea and vomiting; change in the color of urine; stools that have the appearance of clay; a yellow tinge to the skin or eyes, known as jaundice; general weakness or malaise; bleeding or bruising easier than normal; and skin with a pale appearance.
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