Disease Information for Pioglitazone (Actos) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Fluid retention/Mild edema
Weight gain in Elderly
Edema of Lower Extremities
Retinal Macula Edema
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Congestive heart failure
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Edema
Salt/sodium retention effect
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-diabetic medication (example)
DRUG/Glitazone diabetic drug (example)
DRUG/Increases insulin sensitivity
DRUG/PPAR Agonist diabetic medication
DRUG/Thiazolidinedione antidiabetic medication (ex)
DRUG/TZD Oral anti-diabetic medication
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Pioglitazone (Actos) admin, Brand name/Actoplus Met Combination, Brand name/Actos (Pioglitazone), Brand name/Duetact (Pioglitzone/Glimeperide) Combination
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/1999 Approx. New drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 15 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 30 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 45 mgms (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Anti-diabetic drug;Insulin resistance reducer;The newer major drug class of thiazolidinediones;Oral preparation

PPAR Agonist [Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor]

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