Actos vs Glipizide

Actos
(Rx)
Glipizide
(Rx)
Actos is a diabetes medication.
Glipizide is a diabetes medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diabetes
2.9
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for Diabetes
2.4
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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July 15, 1999
May 10, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
17,821 Discussions
9,245 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diabetes
#3 for PCOS
Actos is prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for PCOS, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diabetes
Glipizide is prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Act
Weight Gain
10
Weight Loss
7
Bladder Cancer
3
Hypoglycemia
2
Tiredness
2
Nausea
1
Heart Attack
1
Edema
1
Diarrhea
1
Heart Failure
1
Gli
Hypoglycemia
7
Weight Loss
5
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
2
Tiredness
1
Diarrhea
1
Dizziness
1
Headaches
1
Weakness
1
Shaking
1
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Actos
Act
Glipizide
Gli
Weight Gain
Act
Gli
10
5
Weight Loss
Act
Gli
7
5
Bladder Cancer
Act
Gli
3
0
Hypoglycemia
Act
Gli
2
7
Tiredness
Act
Gli
2
1
Nausea
Act
Gli
1
2
Heart Attack
Act
Gli
1
0
Edema
Act
Gli
1
0
Diarrhea
Act
Gli
1
1
Heart Failure
Act
Gli
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Gli
Act
7
2
Weight Loss
Gli
Act
5
7
Weight Gain
Gli
Act
5
10
Nausea
Gli
Act
2
1
Tiredness
Gli
Act
1
2
Diarrhea
Gli
Act
1
1
Dizziness
Gli
Act
1
0
Headaches
Gli
Act
1
0
Weakness
Gli
Act
1
0
Shaking
Gli
Act
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Actos during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Glipizide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Actos and alcohol.
Various and unpredictable reactions may occur when taken with alcohol. These can vary from mild flushing to severe low blood sugar. Adverse reactions such as facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, low blood pressure and headache (Disulfiram-like reaction) has occurred when alcohol is taken while on chlorpropamide.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Do not consume alcohol while taking this drug because it can cause low blood sugar.
Ingredients
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Pioglitazone Hcl
Glipizide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Actos and Glipizide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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