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Actos (Pioglitazone)

Prescription Medication Actos TabletBrandTurkey15 mg84$55.00
Prescription Medication Actos TabletBrandTurkey30 mg84$69.00
Prescription Medication Actos TabletBrandAustralia45 mg84$159.00
Prescription Medication Pioglitazone TabletGenericCanada15 mg90$45.00
Prescription Medication Pioglitazone TabletGenericIndia15 mg100$45.00
Prescription Medication Pioglitazone TabletGenericCanada30 mg90$108.00
Prescription Medication Pioglitazone TabletGenericCanada45 mg90$55.00

Actos Information
Huge savings on Actos through We currently have the brand name Actos from Turkey, Australia and UK manufactured by Takeda. The generic Pioglitazone comes from India, UK and Canada manufactured by a different manufacturer. The other alternative names for the generic Actos are P-Glitz manufactured by Cipla and Pioneer manufactured by Cardium. Actos is available in the strength of 15mg, 30mg and 45mg tablets. Customers may also purchase other diabetes medications such as Januvia, Invokana, and Metformin.

Product Details
Actos (Pioglitazone) is a prescription medication that is used with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medication is not used to treat type 1 diabetes. Pioglitazone belongs to the group of medications known as thiazolidinediones. Pioglitazone helps insulin to work more effectively. It may be used alone when the blood sugar is not controlled by diet and exercise or in combination with other diabetes medication such as metformin. Actos will start lowering our blood sugar shortly after you begin taking it.

Actos Side Effects and Precautions
The common Actos side effects may include cough, fever, headache, muscle soreness, runny or stuffy nose and sore throat. The serious side effects may include:
• Blurred vision due to swelling in the back of the eye;
• Drowsiness;
• Excessive hunger;
• Fast heartbeat;
• Confusion;
• Shakiness;
• Slurred speech;
• Unusual tiredness or weakness

You should not take Actos if you are allergic to Pioglitazone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, you should talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you are taking including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy, do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcohol because it can increase the risk of deveoping low blood sugar. There may an interaction between Actos and other medications such as glyburide, metformin, birth control pills, prednisone, hctz, gemfibrozil, ketoconazle, nifedipine and rifampin, etc.

Reference Links
Actos - Type 2 Diabetes Drug, Uses & Side Effects
Actos "Insulin Sensitizer" | Joslin Diabetes Center

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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