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As a woman taking Actos (pioglitazone), what should I be aware of?

There are certain risks to which only women taking Actos (pioglitazone) are exposed. One risk is an increased chance of getting pregnant. Taking Actos may cause ovulation if you have experienced irregular periods or irregular ovulation before. This improves your chances of pregnancy. An additional risk that only women are subject to is increased chance for bone fractures. Men do not experience this risk when taking Actos.

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