What is Actoplus Met?

Actoplus Met is a two-drug prescription medication combination used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is classified as an hypoglycemic. The two drugs in the medication are pioglitazone (indicated by "Actoplus") and metformin (indicated by "Met"). In type 2 diabetes, the hormone insulin is blocked from doing its job of moving sugar from broken-down food into your body's cells; this causes sugar to build up in the blood stream. Actoplus Met reduces inflated blood sugar levels and helps your body convert food to usable energy in a normal fashion. Pioglitazone specifically works by encouraging your body to let insulin do its job. Metformin specifically works by decreasing the levels of sugar produced by the liver.

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