Actos, or Pioglitazone, is a medication that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, which is a condition that occurs when a person cannot control the amount of sugar in their blood because the body does not produce insulin.
The medication is usually prescribed with diet and exercise program or teamed with other medication. The medication is in tablet form and is usually prescribed once daily, with or with a meal. Pioglitazone can control type 2 diabetes, but it does not cure it.
Common side effects that have been associated with Pioglitazone include pain in arms or legs, gas, headache, muscle pain, and sore throat. If symptoms such as frequent and painful urination occur or if their is blood in your urine, you should contact a doctor as soon as possible. Clinical studies have shown that people who took Pioglitazone or Actos for over a year were more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who did not take the medication.
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