: Pioglitazone Hydrochloride, Pioglitazone HCl, P Glitz
: Helps control blood sugar levels in persons with type 2 diabetes
: 15mg, 30mg and 45mg. Available in both brand Actos (Eli Lilly) and generic Actos tablets (Primarily Cipla)
How Pioglitazone Works
Actos is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos should be used in combination with a balanced diet and exercise. It helps control blood sugar levels in the body by reducing insulin resistance- a condition in which the body’s cells don’t respond to a hormone (called insulin) that allows them to turn blood sugar into energy. When you eat, food is broken down into different products that can be used by your body. One of those products is glucose, or sugar. In order to process glucose into energy the pancreas produces insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and is needed to let sugar into the body’s cells. For people with Type 2 Diabetes the body cannot produce enough insulin to properly use the sugar in their blood. Eventually, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin. When this happens, Pioglitazone can be used..
Generic Actos vs Brand Actos
Brand and generic actos are chemically and therapeutically the same, meaning that they both produce the exact same results and work the same way within the body. The main difference between the brand and the generic Actos is the manufacturer, the brand is manufactured by Eli Lilly and the generic will be manufactured outside of an Eli Lilly facility. Although, there may be more than one generic manufacturer, Blue Sky Drugs dispenses primarily Cipla brand generic Actos. Whether you choose to order the Brand or generic Actos rest assured that Blue Sky Drugs provides only the safest medications from trusted, sources. Satisfaction is always guaranteed! Call 1.866.995.7387 for more information.
Pioglitazone Possible side effects
Although most people do respond well to Actos some side effects may include:
• Sinus infections
• Upper respiratory infections
More serious side effects include:
• Trouble breathing
• Symptoms of high or low blood sugar
• Rapid weight gain
• Vision changes
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the more serious side effects.
Actos is not used to treat Type 1 Diabetes. Do not take Actos if you allergic to Pioglitazone or any of the ingredients in Actos. If you have had liver problems be sure to inform your doctor before taking Actos. Be sure to take Actos exactly how it is prescribed to you, and do regular testing on your blood sugar levels.
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