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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is actos (pioglitazone) still on the market?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Actos (pioglitazone) is still availabe.
Dr. Vladimir Grebennikov
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, it is : Unfortunately, Actos (pioglitazone) remains the only tzd still on market. Good news, it is less likely to be prescibed to you or any other patient, especially by endocrinology specialist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Actos (pioglitazone): Yes, it is still used for type 2 diabetes.

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Is actos (pioglitazone) still ok to take?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Benefit vs risk..: Like any other medicine in use, consider benefit vs risk--same as driving a car (getting to places faster with risk of accident/breakdown etc..). Currently the biggest concern for people is the risk of bladder cancer on long-term use (40% increase/yr: from 7/10000 to 10/10000 cases). The percentage is big, but absolute is still small. There are alternatives! so, consult doc. Good luck.

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