Brand Name(s): Actos
Drug Class: Thiazolidinediones
Treats: Control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes
Pioglitazone is a prescription drug from the class of thiazolidinedione (TZD) that is used together with a proper diet and an exercise program. This helps to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone works by helping restore the proper response of your body to insulin, thus lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood sugar greatly helps preventing kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, sexual function problems and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes also lessens the risk of stroke or heart attack. Pioglitazone can be used either alone or in combination with other anti-diabetic medications.
Pioglitazone is a medication that is used along with proper diet and exercise to prevent or control high blood pressure in patients; it restores your body's proper response to insulin, lowering your blood sugar.
Pioglitazone can both be used in combination with anti-diabetic medicines and also can be used all alone.
Ask the doctor about the risks and benefits of pioglitazone.
Follow the prescription given to you by the doctor while using pioglitazone.
This medicine is taken through the mouth with or without food as directed by your health care provider.
Pioglitazone medicine is to be taken regularly for you to see the benefits of it.
As you are taking this Pioglitazone drug, side effects may come along and you should visit your doctor immediately.
Similar to other drugs, Pioglitazone drug interacts with other drugs while used in combination. Follow the instructions that are given to you by your doctor.