Pioglitazone and Metformin (Actoplus Met)
Pioglitazone and metformin (Actoplus Met®) is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. The active ingredients in this combination drug help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease the amount of sugar absorbed into the body.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once or twice a day. You may find that taking your dose with food helps prevent stomach upset -- in fact, your healthcare provider may advise that you take the medicine in this way specifically to avoid such a problem.
(For side effect information and details on how the medication performed in clinical trials, click Pioglitazone and Metformin.)