What is Actos?
Actos is a medicine used to treat people with type 2 diabetes manufactured by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda. Actos was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. Actos belongs to a class of prescription medications known as thiazolidinediones, which work to help control blood sugar by making the body more sensitive to insulin. It belongs to the same class of medicines as Avandia.
Actos can be used in combination with certain other diabetes medicines such as sulfonylureas, metformin or insulin including Actoplus Met (actos/metformin), Actoplus Met XR (actos/metformin extended-release), and Duetact (actos/glimepiride).
There are many side effects associated with the use of Actos such as:
In addition, Actos patients may also develop severe side effects such as [...]