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Actos - Overview

Actos is a medication prescribed to some people to help them manage their diabetes. People who might need Actos medication can connect with a medical provider using Push Health and get Actos, including generic Actos 15 mg and 30 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Actos?

Actos is a medication that contains the active ingredient pioglitazone, a thiazolidinedione drug, and is used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Actos has a mechanism of action that involves reducing peripheral insulin resistance, thereby improving overall insulin metabolism. Given this mechanism, Actos requires the presence of insulin to exert its effects. Unlike glimepiride, glipizide and glyburide, Actos does not result in a large secretion of insulin.

Actos - Medication Dosage

Actos is available as Actos 15 mg tablets, Actos 30 mg tablets, and Actos 45 mg tablets. Many patients are started at Actos 15 mg or 30 mg once daily, depending on their specific health characteristics and the judgement of their medical provider. After oral administration of Actos, peak levels of the active ingredient are reached within two hours in most healthy people. In the plasma, the active components of Actos are largely bound to plasma and excretion occurs in both the urine and the feces. Branded Actos medication is expensive, costing $20 per Actos 30 mg tablet when paying out of pocket at many pharmacies in the United States. Actos coupons may be available online or through the manufacturer and some insurance plans may cover the costs associated with Actos medication, especially generic Actos.

Can I Buy Actos Online?

Actos is a prescription medication meaning that one cannot just buy Actos online as the first step is consulting a medical provider. Because of this, Actos OTC is not available, either. People who need an Actos medication prescription, however, can use Push Health to consult with a medical provider who can prescribe Actos, including generic Actos 15 mg and Actos 30 mg tablets, when appropriate.

Actos - Side Effects

Before using Actos, it is necessary to discuss possible side effects and other concerns with a pharmacist and medical provider. Side effects that can result from Actos use include nausea, vomiting, headache, respiratory infection, and worsening of glycemic control (including hypoglycemia). Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer as well as eye issues and heart failure and patients using the medication need to be advised on and monitored for these conditions. Care should be taken when Actos is prescribed to people with liver disease. Actos and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Actos or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication.

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Last updated January 3, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.