Brand name authorized in: Austria Australia Spain Hong Kong Ireland Italy Lithuania Netherlands Poland Singapore Tunisia United Kingdom United States
The drug ACTOS contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
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:
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This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed: