Actos is a prescription medication that is used to control the blood sugar levels in people that have type 2 diabetes. Actos contains pioglitazone and works by restoring your body’s response to insulin and lowering your blood sugar. Pioglitazone is usually taken as part of a diabetes treatment plan that also includes diet and exercise.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Actos include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of pioglitazone.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Actos?
If you miss a dose of Actos, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Actos?
Both Actos and the generic alternative pioglitazone are available in strengths of 15mg, 30mg and 45mg.