This brand name is authorized in South Africa
The drug ACTAZON contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
UNII JQT35NPK6C - PIOGLITAZONE HYDROCHLORIDE
Pioglitazone effects may be mediated by a reduction of insulin resistance. Pioglitazone appears to act via activation of specific nuclear receptors (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma) leading to increased insulin sensitivity of liver, fat and skeletal muscle cells in animals. Treatment with pioglitazone has been shown to reduce hepatic glucose output and to increase peripheral glucose disposal in the case of insulin resistance.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A10 Drugs used in diabetes → A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins → A10BG Thiazolidinediones
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
|Health Products Regulatory Authority
|Identifier(s): A40/21.2/0151, A40/21.2/0152
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