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Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Diabetes medication: Actos (pioglitazone) are used in diabetes as an insuin sensitizer. I'm not sure what your question is? If it's generically available, i would be comfortable using it. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pioglitazone (Definition)

Used together with proper diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in adults ...Read more


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What are common actos (pioglitazone) side effects?

What are common actos (pioglitazone) side effects?

Actos (pioglitazone): Headaches, muscle pains, cold symptoms are common. ...Read more

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What is all the controversy over actos (pioglitazone)?

What is all the controversy over actos (pioglitazone)?

Media frenzy: Actos (pioglitazone) is a good drug for diabetes. All drugs in this class cause fluid retention, which can worsen heart failure in some people. A related drug (avandia) got slammed for increasing coronary heart disease, but this never affected actos (pioglitazone). These drugs may increase bone loss. Now there is a weak inference of bladder cancer, and the media and lawyers are all over this like sharks on fresh meat. ...Read more

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How does actos (pioglitazone) help in controlling my diabetes?

How does actos (pioglitazone) help in controlling my diabetes?

Actos (pioglitazone): It's a once/day oral diabetes medication that works by making the Insulin in your body more sensitive, thereby more effective. It's considered an Insulin sensitizer. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success using byetta with actos (pioglitazone)?

Yes but why?: Neither of these meds is particularly efficacious, both have side effects and cost is an issue. There are much better, safer and convenient alternatives for the vast majority of patients. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success using byetta along with actos (pioglitazone)?

Yes but why?: Neither of these meds is particularly efficacious, both have side effects and cost is an issue. There are much better, safer and convenient alternatives for the vast majority of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Actos (Definition)

Actos is a glitazone which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more