Actos has “Pioglitazone” as the active ingredient. Actos is also known as other generic and brand name diabetes medications:

  • Pioglitazone, Generic Actos, Glustin, Glizone and Pios
  • etc..etc… and is one of the most popular medications for type 2 diabetes.

Pharmacy Actos
Pharmacy Actos

What is Actos?

Pioglitazone, marketed under the trade name Actos among others, is a popular medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. It is not associated with weight gain. It is taken by mouth.

How does Actos works?

Actos is used to control high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus). This form of the illness is usually caused by inability of the body to respond correctly to insulin: either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is the natural hormone that helps to transfer sugar out of the blood and into the cells, where it is metabolized to energy. Actos works by improving the response of the body to insulin, rather than increasing its insulin output. Actos also reduces the production of unneeded sugar in the liver.


The easiest, cheapest and best way to buy Actos is online at a trusted online pharmacy. We can recommend Pharmacy XL which has a big choice of diabetes medications available. Prices are much lower than if you go to your doctor and/or local pharmacist and at an online pharmacy you don’t need a prescription, which concept is totally outdated in the 21st century with information widely available thanks to the internet.

Want to see other medicines than Actos, than check out the following diabetes medications where we have them put them all together from A to Z.