Will taking Actos (pioglitazone) cause low blood sugar?

While taking Actos (pioglitazone) alone does not cause low blood sugar, it may arise when taken with other diabetes medications, like insulin, that can lower levels of blood sugar. When these drugs combine, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can occur. If this happens, follow your doctor’s instructions for resolving the low blood sugar. This typically involves ingesting certain amounts of food or drink that contain carbohydrates.

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