Lactic acidosis is one of several serious side effects of Actos. It occurs when too much lactic acid builds up in the body and can be fatal.
Actos, Metformin and Lactic Acidosis RiskThere are two types of lactic acidosis. Type A is the result of cells being deprived of oxygen. This can stem from anemia or carbon monoxide poisoning. Type B shows no evidence of oxygen deficiency and has three sub-categories. B1 occurs from ketoacidosis, lymphoma, leukemia or AIDS. B2 is caused by drugs or toxins such as HIV drugs, cyanide, excessive alcohol, metformin and ACTOplus met. B3 develops because of inherited enzyme defects. People who have diabetes confront acidosis more and more as they get older and their liver, kidney and heart functions decrease, according to medical studies. It is for this reason that anyone diagnosed with liver, kidney or heart problems should talk to their doctor before taking Actos or metformin.
|The risk of lactic acidosis increases with the following conditions:|
|Congestive heart failure|
|High alcohol consumption|
- Rapid breathing
- Stomach pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe low blood pressure