Actos (Pioglitazone)– Information, Dosage, Cost Without Insurance

February 3, 2021

Pioglitazone is a member of the thiazolidinedione, or glitazone, family of drugs, used for treating type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but their bodies are unable to use it. Actos sensitizes the body’s cells to use insulin. Insulin helps the cells to take in sugar and use it to produce energy, lowering blood sugar levels. It can be used in conjunction with metformin, the first drug of choice for treating type 2 diabetes, and which has different mechanisms of action. Both drugs are taken in conjunction with diet and exercise.


Pioglitazone is available in tablets. Usual dose is 15 to 45mg per day.

Common side effects

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus pain
  • Sore throat

Cost of pioglitazone

The price of Actos ranges varies widely, from $23.00 to $251.00 for a bottle of 90 tablets, strength 30mg, with a coupon. To find the most inexpensive pharmacy that sells pioglitazone near you and to download a coupon, click here.

How to Get Pioglitazone?

Actos is a prescription drug that must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your type 2 diabetes medications remotely by telemedicine and prescribe pioglitazone online.