Pioglit 15mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs and is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus as it helps lower the blood sugar levels after meals. Pioglit 15mg Tab helps to control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Pioglit 15mg Tab is Pioglitazone 15 MG
Pioglit 15mg Tab is an anti-diabetic medicine and it inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose, thus preventing blood glucose levels from rising very high immediately after meals.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Pioglit 15mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
This medicine should be taken just before a meal or along with the first mouthful of food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Pioglit 15mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Pioglit 15mg Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Pioglit 15mg Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? Pioglit 15mg Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? Pioglit 15mg Tab may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Pioglit 15mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start Pioglit 15mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
This medication is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. It lowers blood sugar by reducing insulin resistance.
Pioglitazone helps your body use the insulin it makes better.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once daily with or without meals. Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 15 to 30 mg once daily. Max: 45 mgday.
Low blood sugar. Signs include anger, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating. Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar. Headache. Swelling. Weight gain. Nose irritation. Cough. Feeling tired or weak. Weak bones. Heart failure may happen. Harm to the liver may rarely happen. Bladder cancer may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to pioglitazone or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a very weak heart. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Trouble breathing. Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. Very bad belly pain. Swelling in your legs or belly. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Not able to eat. A big weight gain. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Feeling very tired or weak. Sudden change in eyesight or in the way you see color. Pain when passing urine or blood in urine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Pioglit 15mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus as it helps lower the blood sugar levels after meals. This tab helps to control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, flatulence (gas), stomach pain, low blood sugar levels and diarrhea.
This tab should be taken just before a meal or along with the first mouthful of food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, kidney disease, liver problems, ulceration, inflammation in the bowel should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like palpitations, itching, rashes, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and trembling. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.
This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
Yes. However, this needs to be done only under the supervision of a qualified physician.
It takes about 1 to 3 hours to show the effect of the medicine.
Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4 to 8 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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