Actos

A synthetic disaccharide used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It has also been used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p887)

Medicinal name:
  • Pioglitazone 15 MG Oral Tablet [Actos]
  • Pioglitazone 45 MG Oral Tablet [Actos]
  • Pioglitazone 30 MG Oral Tablet [Actos]

Actos - Pharmacology:

Actos is a synthetic sugar used in the treatment of constipation and liver disease. It consists of the monosaccharides fructose and galactose. In the colon, lactulose is broken down primarily to lactic acid, and also to small amounts of formic and acetic acids, by the action of via evolved-beta galactosidase from colonic bacteria, which results in an increase in osmotic pressure and slight acidification of the colonic contents. This in turn causes an increase in stool water content and softens the stool. In treating heptic diseases (hepatic encephalopathy) it is thought that lactulose draws out ammonia from the body in the same way that it draws out water into the colon.

Actos mini report

Actos NDA
NDA - A product marketed under an approved New Drug Application
Actos OCCLUSIVE DRESSING TECHNIQUE
OCCLUSIVE DRESSING TECHNIQUE
Actos ORAL
ORAL
Actos HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Actos global name
pioglitazone hydrochloride
Actos global name
pioglitazone
Start - Stop data
START DATA:
1999-Jul-15
Start - Stop data
STOP DATA
not occurred

Actos Interactions

Results of preliminary studies in humans and rats suggest that nonabsorbable antacids given concurrently with lactulose may inhibit the desired lactulose-induced drop in colonic pH. Therefore, a possible lack of desired effect of treatment should be taken into consideration before such drugs are given concomitantly with lactulose.

Actos Contraindications

Since KRISTALOSE™ (Actos) for Oral Solution contains galactose (less than 0.3 g/10 g as a total sum with lactose), it is contraindicated in patients who require a low galactose diet.

Manufacturers name:

  • REMEDYREPACK INC
  • Cardinal Health
  • Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Rebel Distributors Corp
  • Physicians Total Care, Inc
  • Dispensing Solutions, Inc
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc

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Actos see also FDA report Ashwagandha

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