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Can anyone tell me what the drug actos (pioglitazone) does?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Lowering blood sugar: This med helps to lower blood sugar by improving the cell ability to respond to Insulin as well as reducing sugar-producing ability of the liver. It has quite a few significant side effects and currently a big concern is risk of bladder cancer for long-term use (more than 1 yr). So, if you are on it, follow-up/consult doc regularly. Good luck.

Answered 6/25/2014

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