Pioglitazone hydrochloride will bemanufactured by Mylan as15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets for type 2 diabetes. Common side effects include headache, sore throat, muscle pain, and upper respiratory tract infection.  Pioglitazone also carries a black box warningfor potential cause or worsening of congestive heart failure and increased risk of bladder cancer following more than one year of use.  Due the lower cost typically associated with generic drugs,the availability of pioglitazone could improve patient compliance.What other medications have recently become available as generics?

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