SN instructed patient / caregiver that Actos is an antidiabetic med that is used to lower blood sugar. SN explained that it is important to not take medication when blood sugar is low. SN instructed to patient / caregiver to check blood sugar level before taking the medication to avoid hypoglycemia. SN instructed that side effects of the medication include: SOB, swelling or rapid weight gain, chest pain, N / V, jaundice, blurred vision, pale skin, easy bruising. SN instructed patient / caregiver to inform physician if experiencing any of these side effect.
Instructed in new medication Actos to improve glycemic control. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as headache, edema, heart failure, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tooth disorder, anemia, hypoglycemia (with combination therapy), aggravated diabetes mellitus, weight gain, myalgia and upper respiratory tract infection.