Generic Actos known as Pioglitazone is a type 2 diabetes medication. Actos is available in both brand and generic options. First, select your prescribed dosage and then compare Pioglitazone price between the generic and brand medication. Save up to 90% on your prescription cost and get FREE delivery to your home.

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Medically reviewed by: Meena Mattamana, PharmD

Last updated on August 18, 2021

Meena Mattamana is a fourth-year pharmacy student at the University of Colorado who has had clinical experiences in both community and ambulatory care settings. Her pharmacy interests include administration, psychiatry, and women’s health. She currently interns at a mental health center where she provides patient care and medication counseling.


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How to buy Actos (Pioglitazone) online?

Actos can be ordered online through or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information visit the “How to Order” page on

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Actos is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription.

To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90 days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on your file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider.

Is it safe to order Actos (Pioglitazone) from 90-Day Meds?

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Average US Retail Price 90-Day Meds Price
Actos 30mg
(84 tablets)
$2038.59 $96.00
Pioglitazone 30mg
(84 tablets)
$292.87 $33.00

How much does Actos (Pioglitazone) cost?

At our website,, we ensure that your Actos price is the most affordable. View the comparison above to see the cost-savings.

Is this price for Actos without insurance?

Our affordable prices are made available without the need for insurance. Our prices are often lower than the co-pay for those that have insurance.

We are a solution for both those that have or do not have insurance. Search for your medication to check and compare prices with your local pharmacy.

How much does shipping cost?

At 90-Day Meds, we focus on helping you save money. Our standard shipping is FREE. Based on the medication source selected you will have options at the checkout page to select tracked ($15) or express shipping option ($25) if you so choose.

Why is Actos cheaper from Canada than the United States?

Drug prices are regulated by the government in Canada and other parts of the world like the United Kingdom. This allows for a more affordable cost than in the United States.

We work hard to source medication from licensed pharmacies around the world to offer you the best value and quickest shipping options.

How to save on Actos price?

A great way to save on your Actos prescription is to order a 90-day supply of medication. We offer a lower price per unit when ordering a 3-month supply of medication compared to a 1-month supply.

Alternatively, you can check if there are available pharmacy coupons that can be applied to your order.

What is the lowest price of Pioglitazone per tablet?

At 90-Day Meds, pioglitazone 30mg is available at $0.39 per tablet.


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Is there a lower cost generic Actos available?

Yes, a generic for Actos is available. It is known as pioglitazone and it is available in a 15mg, 30mg, and 45mg tablet.

How much cheaper is generic Actos?

Typically, generic drugs are about 75-80% lower in cost than the brand-name. For instance, Actos 30mg costs about $96.00 for 84 tablets while pioglitazone 30mg costs $33.00 for 84 tablets.

What is the difference between brand and generic Actos?

Generic Actos known as pioglitazone contains the same active ingredient as brand Actos. Both medications are indicated to treat the same conditions.

Once the patent of a brand medication runs out then other companies can apply and manufacture the generic alternative.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes, we ship across the United States. This saves you time and money by having your medication shipped right to your home.

Is express shipping available?

Medication available from our partner Canadian pharmacy will often have the quickest delivery time. The cost for express shipping is $25.00 and has an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days from Canada to the United States.

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How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with 90-Day Meds. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the re-order section in your account.

You can also call us at 1-800-416-8019 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc.

However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service when you are coming up for a refill. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information


What is Pioglitazone?

Pioglitazone is an oral tablet medication that is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Actos is the brand name of pioglitazone.


What is Actos (Pioglitazone) used for?

Pioglitazone is currently only indicated by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How does it work?

Pioglitazone works by increasing cell sensitivity to insulin. This means that cells are more responsive to insulin, therefore they take up more glucose from the blood stream in the presence of insulin.


How to take Pioglitazone?

Take pioglitazone exactly as prescribed by your provider. You should never change the dose of your pioglitazone on your own. This medication is taken once daily and can be taken with or without food.

What dosages are available?

Pioglitazone is available in a 15mg, 30mg, and 45mg tablet.

What is the recommended dosage?

Dosing of pioglitazone for type 2 diabetes is initially 15mg to 30mg by mouth once daily. The dose can then be increased in 15mg increments by your provider.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum dose of pioglitazone is 45mg/day.

What to do if you miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of pioglitazone, you should take your next dose as prescribed unless otherwise directed by your provider. Do not take two doses the next day to catch up.


What should you know before you take Pioglitazone?

Pioglitazone can cause your body to retain fluid and has the potential to worsen heart failure and edema.

Let your prescriber know if you currently have heart failure or edema. There has also been reports of hepatic effects while taking pioglitazone, hypoglycemia, and fractures.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Pioglitazone?

The most common side effects of pioglitazone include cold-like symptoms, headache, sinus infection, muscle pain, and sore throat.


Does Actos (Pioglitazone) interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Alcohol consumption should be in moderation while taking pioglitazone. Pioglitazone has the potential to interact with other medications such as gemfibrozil and rifampin. Let your provider know of all medications that you currently take both prescription and over the counter.


How should Actos (Pioglitazone) be stored?

Pioglitazone tablets should be stored between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) and protected from light. Keep pioglitazone in its original container and in a dry place away from the reach of children.


Q. What are the side effects of pioglitazone?

Side effects of pioglitazone include headache, sinus infection, sore throat, swelling (edema), heart failure, bone fracture, and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Q. Are metformin and pioglitazone the same?

Metformin and pioglitazone are not the same. They are both used to treat type 2 diabetes however they work in different ways and belong to different drug classes.

Q. What is pioglitazone used for?

Pioglitazone is currently only approved by the FDA for the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes.

Q. Does pioglitazone cause weight gain?

Pioglitazone has the potential to cause weight gain. This is mainly due to the drug causing water retention, thus increasing water weight.

Q. What time of day should I take pioglitazone?

Pioglitazone can be taken at whichever time of day is most easy to remember and as your prescriber instructs you to. It is important to take this medication consistently and at the same time every day.


This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs before taking any medication.