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Actos (pioglitazone) is an oral prescription medication that is used to treat symptoms and regulate blood sugar levels in people who suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus, with the combined use of proper diet and exercise. This medication is not effective in treating type 1 diabetes.
When using Actos, follow your doctor’s instructions exactly and take the medication with or without food.
Those who suffer from low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) may experience symptoms such as, headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, and shakiness, so it is important to always carry a source of glucose with you at all times.
If your hypoglycemia is so severe that you cannot eat or drink, ask your doctor to prescribe you a glucagon injection kit in case of an emergency.
Keep in mind that blood sugar levels can be affected by certain things such as stress, illness, surgery, exercise, alcohol, and skipping meals.
If you currently have serious heart failure that has not been controlled, an active bladder cancer, or diabetic ketoacidosis, you should avoid the use of this pioglitazone.
This medication is only approved to be used by adults over the age of eighteen.
To ensure the safety of use for this medication, make sure your doctor is aware of your full medical history, especially if you have had a congestive heart failure or heart disease, a heart attack or stroke, eye problems caused by diabetes, bladder cancer, or liver disease.
It is important to be aware that the use of pioglitazone may potentially increase the risk of unintended pregnancy as this medication may stimulate ovulation in women who have not gone through menopause.
There is a potential risk of side effects with the use of any prescription medication, and it is important to be aware of them before starting treatment.
Some common side effects of Actos may include headache, muscle pain, and cold symptoms.
Also, more uncommon, yet serious side effects of Actos may include shortness of breath, tiredness, swelling, sudden weight gain, pink or red urine, difficult or painful urination, vision changes, and sudden pain in your hand, arm, or foot.
Can I use Actos at the same time I’m using insulin?
It is important to discuss this with your doctor before starting your treatment with Actos. Insulin use in combination with Actos may greatly increase your potential risk of severe heart complications.
How should I store my Actos medication?
When you are not using Actos, store your medication safely in a cool, dry, and dark environment out of reach from children and pets.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.