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

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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