COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THE BEST IN 2021


Shipping Update

We are now seeing improvements in our shipping times. However, things are not yet back to normal and there are still some delays occurring.

Our normal shipping time averages 1 - 2 weeks. Shipments may potentially take an additional 2 – 4 weeks to arrive, depending on the source country of your order. Shipments from the United Kingdom and Canada are generally quicker than from other countries.

Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We highly recommend that you place your order at least 2 – 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

These delays are temporary, and we thank the shipping and delivery personnel who are working hard for all of us during this global crisis.

Please Note: We have resumed our normal 30-Day Shipping Guarantee. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

Call Center

Our call center hours of operation are 6:00 am – 9:00 pm Central Time on Monday to Friday, and 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Central Time on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are experiencing increased hold times or are calling outside of these hours, please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Due to increased demand on telephone networks worldwide, you may experience some intermittent connection problems. If this happens our agents will call you back.

Our Commitment

If you have any questions about any changes in our service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure the timely fulfillment and delivery of all orders. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority and we remain committed to providing service at the highest level.

We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support.


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Medix Pharmacy

Actos
(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)

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Actos 15mg
Actos 15mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda UK Ltd

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Actos 15mg
Actos 15mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda Canada Inc

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Actos 30mg
Actos 30mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda UK Ltd

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Actos 30mg
Actos 30mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda UK Ltd

Product of Australia

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Actos 45mg
Actos 45mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda UK Ltd

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Actos 45mg
Actos 45mg

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Takeda Canada Inc

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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Generic Choices

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 15mg
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 15mg

Generic Equivalent of Actos 15mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 30mg
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 30mg

Generic Equivalent of Actos 30mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 30mg
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 30mg

Marketed as Apo-Pioglitazone in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Actos 30mg

Manufactured by Apotex Inc.

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 45mg
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 45mg

Generic Equivalent of Actos 45mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 45mg
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 45mg

Marketed as Apo-Pioglitazone in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Actos 45mg

Manufactured by Apotex Corporation

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

More Generic Choices

What Actos is and what it is used for

Actos contains pioglitazone. It is an anti-diabetic medicine used to treat type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus in adults, when metformin is not suitable or has failed to work adequately. This is the diabetes that usually develops in adulthood. Actos helps control the level of sugar in your blood when you have type 2 diabetes by helping your body make better use of the insulin it produces. Your doctor will check whether Actos is working 3 to 6 months after you start taking it. Actos may be used on its own in patients who are unable to take metformin, and where treatment with diet and exercise has failed to control blood sugar or may be added to other therapies (such as metformin, sulphonylurea or insulin) which have failed to provide sufficient control of blood sugar.

How to take Actos

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual starting dose is one tablet of 15 mg or of 30 mg of pioglitazone to be taken once daily. Your doctor may increase the dose to a maximum of 45 mg once a day. Your doctor will tell you the dose to take. If you have the impression that the effect of Actos is too weak, talk to your doctor. When Actos is taken in combination with other medicines used to treat diabetes (such as insulin, chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, gliclazide, tolbutamide) your doctor will tell you whether you need to take a smaller dose of your medicines. Your doctor will ask you to have blood tests periodically during treatment with Actos. This is to check that your liver is working normally. If you are following a special diet for diabetes, you should continue with this while you are taking Actos. Your weight should be checked at regular intervals; if your weight increases, inform your doctor. If you take more Actos than you should If you accidentally take too many tablets, or if someone else or a child takes your medicine, talk to a doctor or pharmacist immediately. Your blood sugar could fall below the normal level and can be increased by taking sugar. It is recommended that you carry some sugar lumps, sweets, biscuits or sugary fruit juice. If you forget to take Actos Take Actos daily as prescribed. However if you miss a dose, just carry on with the next dose as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. If you stop taking Actos Actos should be used every day to work properly. If you stop using Actos, your blood sugar may go up. Talk to your doctor before stopping this treatment. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. In particular, patients have experienced the following serious side effects: Heart failure has been experienced commonly (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) in patients taking Actos in combination with insulin. Symptoms are unusual shortness of breath or rapid increase in weight or localised swelling (oedema). If you experience any of these, especially if you are over the age of 65, seek medical advice straight away. Bladder cancer has been experienced uncommonly (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) in patients taking Actos. Signs and symptoms include blood in your urine, pain when urinating or a sudden need to urinate. If you experience any of these, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Localised swelling (oedema) has also been experienced very commonly (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) in patients taking Actos in combination with insulin. If you experience this side effect, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Broken bones have been reported commonly (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) in female patients taking Actos and have also been reported in male patients (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data) taking Actos. If you experience this side effect, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Blurred vision due to swelling (or fluid) at the back of the eye has also been reported in patients taking Actos (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data). If you experience this symptom for the first time, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Also, if you already have blurred vision and the symptom gets worse, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Allergic reactions have been reported with frequency not known (cannot be estimated from the available data) in patients taking Actos. If you have a serious allergic reaction, including hives and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing stop taking this medicine and talk to your doctor as soon as possible. The other side effects that have been experienced by some patients taking Actos are: common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
•respiratory infection
•abnormal vision
•weight gain
•numbness uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
•inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis)
•difficulty sleeping (insomnia) not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
•increase in liver enzymes
•allergic reactions The other side effects that have been experienced by some patients when Actos is taken with other antidiabetic medicines are: very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
•decreased blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
•headache
•dizziness
•joint pain
•impotence
•back pain
•shortness of breath
•small reduction in red blood cell count
•flatulence uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
•sugar in urine, proteins in urine
•increase in enzymes
•spinning sensation (vertigo)
•sweating
•tiredness
•increased appetite

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects talk to your doctor. This includes any side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme. Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Actos

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blister pack after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. This medicine does not require any special storage precautions. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Fast Shipping

2 to 3 weeks on average

The average shipping time is 2 weeks in North America and 4 weeks internationally. We offer free shipping on all orders shipped to North America. Shipping is a flat rate of $20.00 for all other countries.

Price Match Guarantee

If you have been prescribed medication by your doctor and cannot afford the high price at your local pharmacy, Medix Pharmacy is the solution for you. All orders are backed with a price match and satisfaction guarantee.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Referral Service

Medix Pharmacy is an international pharmacy referral service. With a network of licensed pharmacy partners in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, we are able to help you lower the costs of your medications.

Our pharmacy partners are all thoroughly vetted and qualified to ensure that the medication you receive is cost effective, safe and effective. Because we only work with licensed pharmacies, you can rest assured that your medication is safe, effective, and genuine.

  • Free standard delivery to your door, to any international address
  • Option to add Tracked Deliveries
  • Handy reminders to re-order so you do not run out
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Customer Services Team
  • Save time, with no need for repeated trips to your physician or local drugstore

With a dedicated customer service team, free standard shipping, and a record of providing significant saving for our customers, we believe that you do not need to compromise quality or safety in your search for value.

If you are unable to find your prescribed medicine on our website, please fill out the form below and we will confirm pricing and availability within 1 business day. You may also call us at 1-866-500-6633 and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to assist you.