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Actos Tablet - Generic Equivalent

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma

Generic Name: Pioglitazone


Strength Per Unit Price Price
15MG (30 PILLS) $0.90 $27
15MG (60 PILLS) $0.58 $54 $35

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15MG (90 PILLS) $0.46 $81 $41

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15MG (120 PILLS) $0.40 $108 $48

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15MG (150 PILLS) $0.36 $135 $53.5

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15MG (180 PILLS) $0.33 $162 $59

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Strength Per Unit Price Price
30MG (30 PILLS) $1.00 $30
30MG (60 PILLS) $0.67 $60 $40

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30MG (90 PILLS) $0.50 $90 $45

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30MG (120 PILLS) $0.48 $120 $58

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30MG (150 PILLS) $0.47 $150 $70

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30MG (180 PILLS) $0.44 $180 $80

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Product Details


Pioglitazone (generic name) is a thiazolidinedione (oral anti-hyperglycemic agent). It is a prescription drug which is sold under the brand name- Actos (Trade name). Healthcare specialist may use the trade name when prescriber referring to the generic drug name. It is used to treat adult patients with type 2(non-insulin dependent) diabetes (improve glycemic control). This is an antidiabetic drug which is used for the patient of hyperglycemia.



  •  Take Pioglitazone exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  •  Do not take this medicine in a smaller or larger amount or for longer than recommended.
  •  The dosage of the drug depends on the weight, age, height or medical condition of the patient and depend on many factors, then your prescriber will determine your dose schedule.


What if you miss a dose Pioglitazone.: -

If you miss or forget a dose of Pioglitazone, take it as soon as possible, if it almost time for your next schedule. Skip the forgotten dose and go back to your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten/missed dose.


How Pioglitazone works.: -

Pioglitazone is an agonist at Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARΞ³) in target tissue such as skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and liver for insulin action. It increases the transcription of insulin-responsive genes which involved in the control of glucose production and utilization.


Pioglitazone side effects.:-

Pioglitazone may cause some side effects; however, you should always tell your health care specialist if you experience any unusual symptoms.


  •  Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
  •  Headache
  •  Sore throat
  •  Muscle pain
  •  Weight gain
  •  Pain in the arms or legs
  •  Discolored, cloudy, or bloody urine
  •  Localized swelling
  •  Numbness


Before taking Pioglitazone to talk to your doctor, if you have or had any of the following conditions.: -


  •   Liver(Hepatotoxicity), Kidney, or heart disease.
  •   Eye problems
  •   On dialysis
  •   Have a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis


Let your doctor know before taking this medicine, if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant and if you are breast-feeding a baby.



Let your doctor know if you ever had any kind of kidney diseases.



Let your doctor know if you ever had any kind of liver(Hepatotoxicity) diseases.



Please consult your doctor if you are consuming alcohol. If you use alcohol may increase your side effect so it is good to avoid alcohol while using Pioglitazone medication.


Interactions with this medication.:-

For informational purposes only. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicine including OTC or any herbal supplement.

Drugs that may interact with Pioglitazone include.:-


  •   Certain medicines affecting the nervous system- diazepam, and lorazepam.
  •   Thyroid medicines- levothyroxine, Tapazole
  •   Corticosteroid- hydrocortisone, prednisone
  •   Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis and other infections)
  •   Gemfibrozil (used to lower cholesterol)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.

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