Chronic Conditions

Pioglitazone

Generic For Actos
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Pioglitazone is a medication used to help lower blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

  • Used as an add-on treatment to lower blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes
  • Can also be used as a single therapy for diabetes if other medications are not tolerated
  • Initial dosing is 15 mg once daily and may be increased every 4 to 12 weeks as needed to reach blood sugar goals
  • Maximum dose is 45 mg daily
  • Can be taken with or without food
  • Not suitable for individuals with heart failure
  • Suitable for individuals already taking this medication
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects may include headache, weight gain, sore throat, muscle pain, or signs of a common cold. If severe side effects are experienced, such as swelling in the arms or legs, chest pain, bone pain, or changes in eyesight, then medical attention must be sought immediately.

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