Actoplus Met XR Warnings and Precautions
Who Should Not Take Actoplus Met XR?You should avoid Actoplus Met XR if you:
- Are allergic to it, to pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos®), to metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Fortamet®), or to any of the inactive components in the medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have metabolic or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that may occur with uncontrolled diabetes). This condition needs to be treated with insulin.
- Are seriously dehydrated.
- Are going to have an x-ray procedure with injection of dyes (contrast agents).
- Are going to have surgery.
- Develop a serious condition, such as heart attack, severe infection, or a stroke.
- Are 80 years old or older and you have not had your kidney function tested.
- Have severe heart failure.
Final ThoughtsThere are a number of situations in which Actoplus Met XR should not be taken, as well as several safety concerns people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about any Actoplus Met XR warnings or precautions that may apply to you.