Actos and wieght gain

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/12/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I started taking Actos about two months ago. Since starting Actos I have gained 20 to 25 pds. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem? I a bit worried and thinking about calling my doctor tomorrow.


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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mia,

Yes, Actos can cause weight gain. It is less likely to cause weight gain than Avandia is but it can still do so. I did experience weight gain with both Avandia and Actos. However, unlike Avandia the weight gain leveled off after about 2 1/2 months.


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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I gained 40 pounds in 40 days while taking Actos- I stopped taking it because my ankles were as big around as my head and nothing my doctor said was going to persuade me to take it.
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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I had an awful time with Actos. LOTS of low blood sugar episodes and swelling. Did not like that medicine! Having better luck with my low carb food plan.
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