Actos is used for treating type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. Actos is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic. It works by lowering blood sugar by making the cells of the body more sensitive to the action of insulin.
Use Actos as directed by your doctor.
- Take Actos by mouth with or without food.
- Continue to take Actos even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- Taking Actos at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- If you miss a dose of Actos, take it as soon as possible. If it almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any question you may have about how to use Actos.
Store Actos at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Actos out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Pioglitazone hydrochloride.