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What diabetes meds are good alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?

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Dr. Richard Scofield
Diabetology 33 years experience
That's complicated: There are many possible alternatives. Which one is chosen depends on many factors including how long one has had diabetes, how well it is currently controlled, concerns about weight gain, concerns about hypoglycemia, other medical problems. Time for a converation with your doctor.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What diabetes meds are best alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Lots: Now there are a lot of new medications on the market that were not there when Actos (pioglitazone) came out. I hesitate to mention specific medications because each has risks and benefits and you are a special person. It would be best to discuss your case with your diabetes doctor and make a choice specific to your needs if you were/are on Actos (pioglitazone) and want to switch.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How does actos (pioglitazone) help my diabetes?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below.: Actos (pioglitazone) lowers blood sugar by increasing Insulin sensitivity.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2013

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