Review: could Actos cause Diarrhea?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 30,976 people who take Actos. Among them, 1,270 have Diarrhea. See who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Actos (latest outcomes from 30,560 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Actos include blood glucose increased, nausea, weight decreased, weight increased, bladder cancer.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,081,499 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 16, 2014: 30,202 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos. Among them, 1,231 people (4.08%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Actos when people have Diarrhea * :
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Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Actos ** :
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How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (212 people, 17.22%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (212 people, 17.22%)
- Diabetes mellitus (208 people, 16.90%)
- Hypertension (86 people, 6.99%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (65 people, 5.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Byetta (381 people, 30.95%)
- Aspirin (309 people, 25.10%)
- Metformin hcl (256 people, 20.80%)
- Lisinopril (176 people, 14.30%)
- Lasix (170 people, 13.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I've only taken the drug for 3 days but I'm stopping taking it as the diarrhea is so severe. I have IBS D which might be part of the problem. I have been taking 15 mg of mirtazapine but this was causing some weight gain and sometimes bad dreams so I requested a change of antidepressant.
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Tingling and numbness in toes only and not severe. Started taking Revlimid on July 7, 2011, except for 10 weeks from 2-21-12 thru 5-1-12.
Severe diarrhea has now occurred for about two years with no let up. I average about four times a day, starting in the AM. It usually tapers off after 2:00 PM, but not always. Many times it'll continue after dinner. I've even had it during the night. I have another appointment with a gastro next week.
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