Pioglitazone (Actos) Prescriptions Available Online Today

Our doctors are here to help. Pioglitazone can treat type 2 diabetes and more. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Pioglitazone is right for you.

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Our doctors are here to help. Pioglitazone can treat type 2 diabetes and more. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Pioglitazone is right for you.

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Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

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Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

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Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

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Pick up

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Can You Get Pioglitazone Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Pioglitazone (Actos) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Pioglitazone. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Pioglitazone, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

What Is Pioglitazone?

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is a part of the thiazolidinedione class of drugs, which help the body increase sensitivity to insulin.

Pioglitazone prescription FAQs

  • How Does Pioglitazone Work?

    Pioglitazone supports the body's sensitivity to insulin, which is the hormone that tells the body to create blood sugar. Pioglitazone thus helps to manage the body's blood sugar levels.

  • Pioglitazone Dosage and Treatment

    Pioglitazone is taken by mouth and is generally taken once a day, with or without food, and should be taken around the same time each day.

    Pioglitazone is generally prescribed at a low dose and then increased until you reach the right dose for your body.

    Once started Pioglitazone will generally take a couple of weeks to balance blood sugar levels. It is also important to note that you may not feel the effects of the medication for 2-3 months after starting it.

    While Pioglitazone does not cure diabetes, it can absolutely help manage the disease.

    The following are the dosages available in tablet form:

    • 15 mg

    • 30 mg

    • 45 mg

  • Benefits of Pioglitazone

    Pioglitazone can help you better manage your blood sugar levels over time. It can be especially beneficial when used in combination with a diet and exercise plan to help control diabetes.

    Better control of blood sugar levels means better overall health. Controlling your blood sugar levels can help reduce your risk of kidney damage, blindness, and can lower your risk of stroke and heart attack, all of which are health risks that come with diabetes.

  • Side Effects of Pioglitazone

    Here are some of the reported side effects of Pioglitazone:

    • Low blood sugar

    • Swelling

    • Upper respiratory infection

    • Sinus infection

    • Heart failure

    • Muscle pain

    • Bone fracture

    • Blurred vision

    • Weight gain

    • Cold symptoms

    • Loss of appetite

    • Back pain

    It's important to speak with your doctor about potential side effects of Pioglitazone. If you are experiencing any side effects, be sure to bring them to the attention of your prescribing doctor.

  • Considerations and Precautions with Pioglitazone

    It's important to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before taking Pioglitazone:

    • You have heart disease

    • You have liver disease

    • You have fluid in your lungs

    • You are anemic

    • You have bladder cancer

    • You have macular edema

    It is also imperative that you share your complete medical history with your doctor, so he or she can determine whether Pioglitazone is an appropriate addition to your diabetes treatment plan.

  • Pioglitazone Drug Interactions

    In addition to your medical history, there are some medications that should not be taken with Pioglitazone.

    If you are taking any of the following, let your doctor know. In addition to these medications, let your doctor know about any other medicine or herbal supplement you are taking.

    Here are some of the drugs that are known to cause drug interactions with Pioglitazone:

    • Gymnea

    • Gatifloxacin

    • Rosiglitazone

    • Pioglit

    • Selected antidiabetic agents

    • Hypoglycemics

  • Can You Request Pioglitazone Online?

    Pioglitazone requires a doctor consultation along with a prescription. The good news is that you can get a prescription for Pioglitazone online by booking an appointment with one of our world-class PlushCare doctors. You can speak with a PlushCare doctor without having to leave your house, and without having to wait weeks for an appointment with your primary care doctor. You can also discuss your medical history and concerns in the comfort of your own home.

    To request a Pioglitazone prescription online, book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor for an online consultation. You can be seen as early as today and can have a prescription sent electronically to your local pharmacy all without having to visit your doctor's office.