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Diabetic Medications That Cause Leg Swelling

Many different types of oral medications help treat type II diabetes, and some may produce side effects such as swelling. If your legs swell when you take diabetes medications, call your doctor. He may need to change medicines. The only medication for people with type I diabetes is insulin, which does not produce swelling. Video of the Day Rosiglitazone may cause swelling in your body, as well as weight gain, according to Drugs.com. Before starting this diabetic medication, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems. Drugs.com says that rosiglitazone may raise the level of risk of heart attacks. For this reason, your doctor only should prescribe it if other diabetic drugs do not work for you. Metformin, often the first medication your doctor will prescribe for Type II diabetes, helps to control glucose levels by restricting how much sugar your body absorbs. It also helps your liver and cells to become more sensitive to the insulin your pancreas secretes so your body can use glucose more effectively. Metformin may cause swelling in your body, including your legs, according to the Mayo Clinic. Metformin and Pioglitazone Combination Your physician may prescribe a drug Continue reading >>

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  1. kitkat1955

    Actos and edema

    I've been suffering greatly the past three or four weeks with severe edema in my legs/feet and hand/arms. My feet are so swollen I can barely wear shoes. I'm limited to one pair of (what used to be very loose) sandals. My ankles are so swollen they look broken. My doctor ran tests to ensure my heart and kidneys were functioning correctly and the test results were all comforting. They put me on 20 mg. Lasix, which did NOTHING, so it's been increased to 40 mg./day. Urinating a little more from the time I take it in the morning until about 11:00, but still not enough to clear the edema. But it's been SO PAINFUL that I got a second opinion from another doc today. He said that Actos can cause edema. News to me! I've been on 30 mg. Actos/morning and 500 mg. metformin/morning, 1,000 mg. metformin/evening since my diagnosis last October.
    I was anxious to get off the Actos because it's caused me to gain 30 lbs. in the past 8 months, so I think this was a nice gift. Doc put me on Onglyza instead (with the metformin). Really hate changing meds, but I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.
    Anybody have adverse reactions to Onglyza?
    He also wants me to switch to a low-fat vegan diet (as prescribed by Dr. Neal Barnard). Not surprising, since my doc is 7th Day Adventist, but I'm pretty desperate to feel better, so I've ordered the book and will seriously consider it.
    I've been on vacation this month, but I have to return to work on August 1st, so I'm praying the edema will be better by then…otherwise, I don't know what I'll do about shoes!! =)

  2. momgag

    I was on Actos for 5 years and I feel like I was unknowingly poisoning myself. I had so much pain in my legs 24/7. I thought it was due to my spinal stenosis, the docs attributed it to neuropathy. I even had to go on disability and give up my profession of 30 years. Last spring my A1C was creeping up and the doc increased my Actos. I started retaining so much fluid, was very short of breath, had crackling sounds in my lungs, etc. I finally did some more reading on Actos and realized that I was well on my way to congestive heart failure. I stopped taking it the next day. Within days, the constant pain in my legs disappeared!!! I wish I could sue Takeda…I lost 5 years of my life because of this drug.

  3. kitkat1955

    So sorry, momgag. I feel so strongly that Actos is a terriby dangerous drug that I submitted an adverse reaction report to the FDA. I am also a strong proponent of taking responsibility for my medical care. While I know my doctor is the expert, nobody knows my body like ME, since I live in it 24/7. I am blessed to have a doctor that truly LISTENS to me and works with me to get a satisfactory outcome. I had to go off the Onglyza because my insurance didn't cover it and I couldn't afford it on my own. Since my original post, I lost 45 lbs., but gained it back due to financial reasons (eating healthy is expensive!). Now I'm back on the wagon and trying to eat healthier, and my doc recently put me on Glypizide. It's doing wonders for my glucose readings, but now I have pretty regular episodes of hypoglaucemia. Learning how to deal with this new wrinkle…sorry for your troubles and good luck for the future. Keep an eye on your kidney/bladder function. Actos has been proven to cause bladder problems…

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Diabetes Basics

Basics of diabetes Diabetes is a condition caused by lack of a chemical in the body (a hormone) called insulin. There are two major forms of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes eventually no insulin is produced and individuals require insulin injections for survival. It used to be thought this only presented in children, but it is now clear this can occur at any age. The other more common form of diabetes called type 2 diabetes occurs due to the body's resistance to the effects of insulin in addition to an insufficient quantity of insulin. However, in this type of diabetes there is usually some insulin produced. For both types of diabetes, blood glucose levels are elevated. Furthermore, people with diabetes are prone to certain complications not seen in those without diabetes. These complications involve the eye (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerves (neuropathy). People with diabetes also get early hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), leading to early heart attacks and strokes. The good news for people with diabetes is that with proper care all of these problems can be avoided. Immediate medical attention Uncontrolled diabetes presents with frequent thirst and urination. Continue reading >>

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    Actos and edema

    I've been suffering greatly the past three or four weeks with severe edema in my legs/feet and hand/arms. My feet are so swollen I can barely wear shoes. I'm limited to one pair of (what used to be very loose) sandals. My ankles are so swollen they look broken. My doctor ran tests to ensure my heart and kidneys were functioning correctly and the test results were all comforting. They put me on 20 mg. Lasix, which did NOTHING, so it's been increased to 40 mg./day. Urinating a little more from the time I take it in the morning until about 11:00, but still not enough to clear the edema. But it's been SO PAINFUL that I got a second opinion from another doc today. He said that Actos can cause edema. News to me! I've been on 30 mg. Actos/morning and 500 mg. metformin/morning, 1,000 mg. metformin/evening since my diagnosis last October.
    I was anxious to get off the Actos because it's caused me to gain 30 lbs. in the past 8 months, so I think this was a nice gift. Doc put me on Onglyza instead (with the metformin). Really hate changing meds, but I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.
    Anybody have adverse reactions to Onglyza?
    He also wants me to switch to a low-fat vegan diet (as prescribed by Dr. Neal Barnard). Not surprising, since my doc is 7th Day Adventist, but I'm pretty desperate to feel better, so I've ordered the book and will seriously consider it.
    I've been on vacation this month, but I have to return to work on August 1st, so I'm praying the edema will be better by then…otherwise, I don't know what I'll do about shoes!! =)

  2. momgag

    I was on Actos for 5 years and I feel like I was unknowingly poisoning myself. I had so much pain in my legs 24/7. I thought it was due to my spinal stenosis, the docs attributed it to neuropathy. I even had to go on disability and give up my profession of 30 years. Last spring my A1C was creeping up and the doc increased my Actos. I started retaining so much fluid, was very short of breath, had crackling sounds in my lungs, etc. I finally did some more reading on Actos and realized that I was well on my way to congestive heart failure. I stopped taking it the next day. Within days, the constant pain in my legs disappeared!!! I wish I could sue Takeda…I lost 5 years of my life because of this drug.

  3. kitkat1955

    So sorry, momgag. I feel so strongly that Actos is a terriby dangerous drug that I submitted an adverse reaction report to the FDA. I am also a strong proponent of taking responsibility for my medical care. While I know my doctor is the expert, nobody knows my body like ME, since I live in it 24/7. I am blessed to have a doctor that truly LISTENS to me and works with me to get a satisfactory outcome. I had to go off the Onglyza because my insurance didn't cover it and I couldn't afford it on my own. Since my original post, I lost 45 lbs., but gained it back due to financial reasons (eating healthy is expensive!). Now I'm back on the wagon and trying to eat healthier, and my doc recently put me on Glypizide. It's doing wonders for my glucose readings, but now I have pretty regular episodes of hypoglaucemia. Learning how to deal with this new wrinkle…sorry for your troubles and good luck for the future. Keep an eye on your kidney/bladder function. Actos has been proven to cause bladder problems…

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A prescription medication used to treat symptoms of type 2 diabetes. http://www.rxwiki.com/rosiglitazone

Rosiglitazone And Metformin (oral Route)

Precautions Drug information provided by: Micromedex It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects. Call your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, nausea, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck, shortness of breath, sweating, or vomiting. These may be symptoms of a heart attack. If you are rapidly gaining weight or having shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, extreme tiredness or weakness, irregular breathing, irregular heartbeat, or excessive swelling of the hands, wrist, ankles, or feet, check with your doctor right away. These may be symptoms of a heart problem or edema (fluid retention). Let your doctor or dentist know you are taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking this medicine before you have major surgery or diagnostic tests, especially tests that use a contrast dye. Under certain conditions, too much metformin can cause a serious condition called lactic acidosis. The symptoms of lactic acidosis are severe and appear quickly. Lactic acidosis usually occurs when oth Continue reading >>

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  1. denatrout1974

    swelling?????anyone???

    my hands keep swelling i was taken off metformen becouse my dr says it may be putting to much stress on my kidnesy so now im on januvia,and this morning i woke up and i was swollen again.now ive heard that diabetec can swell anyways from water retention but come on like that and that the hotter it is the worse it is,if i try to walk it gets real bad.has anyone had to deal with this.

  2. onefunblonde57

    HELLO DENATROUT1974
    GOOD MORNING…I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, MY DOCTOR PUT ME
    ON A WATER PILL,THAT I CUT IN HALF…THEY SELL PILL CUTTERS
    FOR THIS VERY REASONABLE TO PURCHASE. I DRINK A LOT OF WATER
    WHICH REMOVES…A LOT OF TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY…MEDICATIONS
    ALWAYS DRY TO OUT…AND WE DO NEED TO STAY HYDRATED…THE
    HALF WATER PILL…HELPS YOU TO LOSE SOME OF THE WATER…WHICH
    WILL HELP TO REDUCE THE SWELLING…ALSO CHECK YOUR SALT INTAKE
    LEVEL…HUGE CONTRIBUTOR TO SWELLING…
    HOPE THIS HELPS
    ONEFUNBLONDE57

  3. denatrout1974

    thanks but right now i cant take water pills cause of my low blood pressure.but maybe some day.

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