Generic Actoplus Met
You can now buy Actoplus Met (pioglitazone and metformin) in generic form. All of the generic forms of the drug have been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA. This means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version; however, they are allowed to contain different inactive ingredients.
Actoplus Met® (pioglitazone and metformin) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of two different diabetes drugs: pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos®) and metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®).
Brand-name Actoplus Met is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. However, generic versions are also available.
Generic Actoplus Met is available in the following strengths:
- Pioglitazone/metformin 15 mg/500 mg tablets -- containing 15 mg pioglitazone and 500 mg metformin
- Pioglitazone/metformin 15 mg/850 mg tablets -- containing 15 mg pioglitazone and 850 mg metformin.
It is made by various manufacturers, such as:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
The version made by Teva is actually an "authorized generic," meaning that it is the real, brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Actoplus Met in every way (it is even made by Takeda), except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.