Actos Drug Info
As a prescription drug, Actos® (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is approved for treating type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes). However, because not everyone can take this medication, review the safety information for Actos with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, liver problems, or certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to use Actos safely if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription drugs).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medicine, Actos can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include headaches, muscle pain, and upper respiratory infections. Actos comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day.
(Click Actos for more information on this drug. This article discusses how it works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take it.)