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Review: could Actos cause Increased appetite?

Summary: Increased appetite could be caused by Actos, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Byetta, and have Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent.

We study 30,999 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA and social media. Among them, 183 have Increased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased appetite and more.

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Actos (latest outcomes from 31,336 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Increased appetite

Increased appetite (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) (latest reports from 58,846 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 30,977 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos. Among them, 183 people (0.59%) have Increased Appetite. They amount to 0.31% of all the 58,794 people who have Increased Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Increased appetite in Actos reports

Time on Actos when people have Increased appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Increased appetite45.45%9.09%0.00%18.18%18.18%0.00%9.09%

Gender of people who have Increased appetite when taking Actos * :

Increased appetite67.57%32.43%

Age of people who have Increased appetite when taking Actos * :

Increased appetite0.00%0.00%0.60%0.00%2.40%8.38%32.34%56.29%

Severity of Increased appetite when taking Actos ** :


How people recovered from Increased appetite ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (55 people, 30.05%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (55 people, 30.05%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (28 people, 15.30%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 4.37%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 3.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Byetta (99 people, 54.10%)
  2. Metformin hcl (43 people, 23.50%)
  3. Amaryl (24 people, 13.11%)
  4. Glipizide (24 people, 13.11%)
  5. Glyburide (20 people, 10.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is often used for type 2 diabetes. Find out below the conditions Actos is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • When my father passed away I was prescribed Diazepam which helped with anxiety. I had also lost my appetite and thanks to Diazepam I take 2mg 15 minutes before dinner and can always eat and finish my food. If I stopped taking Diazepam I would probably not be able to eat as much. I've been on Diazepam 4 years.


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  • have been very depressed for at least two years. Taking wellbutrin, and prozac for depression for the last month.


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