Actos drug is an oral hypoglycemic means, used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus). Actos reduces the insulin resistance in liver and peripheral tissues.
As a result, the insulin-dependent glucose consumption increases and the release of glucose from the liver decreases. In patients with type 2 diabetes, the insulin resistance caused by Actos reduces the concentration of the blood glucose.
Doctors usually recommend their patients some sugar reducing medications in tablet form to cure type 2 diabetes.
- Often, the insulin resistance is connected to obesity, especially abdominal type of obesity.
It is not so easy for patients using hypoglycemic medications to achieve a great weight loss, because these drugs provide weight gain.
- Even Actos contributes to weight gain at an average of 5%.
Due to this, Phentermine is usually prescribed as an adjunct in anti-diabetic therapy. Phentermine active substance affects the certain centers of the brain and suppresses the appetite for a long time.
Herewith, a person is not hungry for quite long time and the feeling of fullness comes much faster even with the smallest servings of food.
When patient is prescribed Actos hypoglycemic drug along with Phentermine for his anti-diabetic therapy, he must keep in mind that these two drugs have similar side effects.
Herewith, clinical trials have shown that weight loss by means of Phentermine greatly increases the cell sensitivity to insulin.
- Because of this, during the anti-obesity treatment using Phentermine, doctors recommend their diabetic patients to reduce the dosage of Actos hypoglycemic drug.
Other than that, Actos can reduce the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels in the blood. The hemoglobin levels in the blood are one of the most important indices of human health.
Exactly the protein component of red blood cells (erythrocytes) is responsible for a very important task to distribute the oxygen from lungs all over the body. Therefore, when patient uses Actos, he should reconsider his diet and add some foods high in iron.
In addition to the complex of measures for type 2 diabetes and obesity treatment, the doctors recommend physical exercises and low-calorie diet. Because of negative impact on the fetus, Phentermine and Actos are contraindicated during pregnancy.
Moreover, because Actos and Phentermine can penetrate from mother’s breastmilk to baby, it is recommended to postpone the use of these drugs for later, after weaning a baby from breastfeeding.
Phentermine and Actos should be prescribed with caution to people with renal or hepatic insufficiency. Children must never use these drugs.