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Why can't you use both insulin and octuplus together?

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Marvell 8 Sep 2010

I'm assuming you mean Actoplus, which contains metformin and pioglitazone.

Insulin can be used with metformin so that is not of major concern, although there is a caution of risk of hypoglycemia when using these together.

The main interaction is between insulin and pioglitazone.

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