Pioglitazone chemical structure
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Actos

In medicine and pharmacology, pioglitazone is a member of the drug class of the thiazolidinediones.

It is being marketed as Actos® by the pharmaceutical companies Takeda and Eli Lilly.

Like other thiazolidinediones, its mechanism of action is by activation the intracellular receptor class of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), specifically PPAR╬│.

Side-effects and contraindications

See main article: thiazolidinedione
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