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Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet

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Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet

Composition : COGLIT 15

Packing : 10x10

Price : Rs. 390

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Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet is a combination is prescribed by doctors together with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This effective medicine contains Pioglitazone. It is an anti-diabetic medication that functions by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps an individual patient in controlling blood sugar levels.

By exercising daily, eating a healthy diet, and continuing the treatment course of other diabetes medications, one can enhance the effectiveness of Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet. Take this medicine as advised by the medic for the best possible benefits. The dose and length of the treatment depend on the medical history, tolerance, and age of the patient. Thus, increasing or decreasing the dosage on your own is unrecommended.

How to Use Pioglitazone Tablet | Directions for Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using pioglitazone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and if you are taking other diabetes drugs. Your doctor will adjust your dose based on your blood sugar to find the best dose for you. Follow your doctor's directions carefully.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.

If you are already taking another diabetes drug (such as metformin or a sulfonylurea), follow your doctor's directions carefully for stopping/continuing the old drug and starting this medication. Carefully follow the medication treatment plan, meal plan, and exercise program your doctor has recommended.

Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the results, and share them with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your blood sugar measurements are too high or too low. Your dosage/treatment may need to be changed. It may take up to 2 to 3 months before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.

Precautions While Taking Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet

For the best possible effects, take Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet as per the directions of the healthcare professional. Also, one can enhance the effectiveness of this medicine by taking the below-listed measures.
Measure to Take:-

  1. Pioglitazone helps to control blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications.
  2. You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Pioglitazone.
  3. Take it only as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
  4. Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Pioglitazone. Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor. 
  5. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine. 
  6. Notify your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, heart problems, or any abnormal swelling.
  7. Your doctor may monitor your liver function. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms like abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes, and loss of appetite. 

Most Common Side Effects of Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet

While taking Pioglitazone 15 mg Tablet, an individual patient may experience some adverse reactions that are mild and temporary. Generally, those symptoms go away once the body adjusts to the medication. However, if they persist for a longer duration, inform the healthcare professional immediately.

  1. Weight gain, 
  2. Blurred vision, 
  3. Respiratory tract infection, 
  4. Numbness, 
  5. Bone fracture, etc.

FAQ’s

Q. Can Pioglitazone cause weight gain?
Pioglitazone commonly causes weight gain which may be dose-related. The reason for this weight gain could be fat accumulation. However, in heart failure patients it could be due to water retention in the body. Therefore, it is important to monitor weight in heart failure cases.

Q. Can Pioglitazone cause heart failure?
Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention which may aggravate or speed up heart failure. The doctor usually starts with the lowest available dose and increases the dose gradually while treating patients who have at least one risk factor for heart failure (previous heart attack, coronary artery disease, elderly). Heart failure is more common when Pioglitazone is used with insulin.