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Drpg 15 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Drpg Tablet


Uses of Drpg Tablet

Drpg 15 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Drpg Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Drpg are Weight gain, Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection, Numbness, Bone fracture.


How to use Drpg Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Drpg 15 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Drpg Tablet works

Drpg 15 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.

In Depth Information on Drpg Tablet

Expert advice for Drpg Tablet

  • Drpg 15 mg Tablet helps to control blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Drpg 15 mg Tablet.
  • Full effect may be visible after several weeks of starting Drpg 15 mg Tablet.
  • Weight gain, headache, and swelling due to fluid build-up may occur.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, heart problems, or any abnormal swelling.
  • May not be suitable for patients with a history of heart failure or bladder cancer.
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Drpg Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Drpg Tablet
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Drpg 15 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Drpg 15 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Drpg 15 mg Tablet
Drpg 15 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Drpg 15 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Drpg 15 mg Tablet is recommended.
Use of Drpg 15 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
Drpg 15 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Drpg 15 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Drpg 15 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Drpg Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Drpg 15 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Drpg Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pioglitazone

No. Drpg is an anti-diabetic medication. Blood thinners are the medicine that prevents the formation of a harmful blood clot. These include medicines like Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin.
Q. Is Drpg a diuretic?
No. Drpg is not a diuretic. It is used in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Diuretics are those medicine which increases urination.
Q. Can Drpg used in Hepatitis B infection?
Some studies have shown that Drpg may be helpful in preventing Hepatitis B Virus-associated Hepatocellular Cancer (Liver Cancer). However, these findings are still very preliminary and clear role has not been established.
Drpg has been shown to inhibit Liver Cancer (HCC) recurrence in overweight Hepatitis C Virus-infected diabetic patients. It also improved insulin resistance (a state where the body is resistant to the effects and functions of the insulin hormone) in them.
Q. Can Drpg used along with Vitamin D?
Studies indicate that Vitamin-D combined with Drpg may be more effective in improving Bone Mineral Density and Bone Metabolism than Vitamin-D or Drpg alone in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus patients with kidney dysfunction (Diabetic Nephropathy).
Q. Can Drpg be used along with sitagliptin?
Combination therapy with Sitagliptin and Drpg leads to a substantial and sustained improvement in glycemic (blood sugar) control compared to the treatment with Drpg alone. This is useful for patients who cannot tolerate Metformin or Sulfonylureas.
Recent evidence suggests that Drpg may be beneficial in Alzheimer's disease (AD), decreasing the cognitive decline early in the disease process. However, larger studies are now in progress to establish the same.
Q. Can Drpg and repaglinide combined in diabetes treatment?
For patients who previously failed oral antidiabetic therapy, the combination of Repaglinide and Drpg have acceptable safety, with greater reductions of glycemic parameters (blood sugar levels) than using either agent alone.
Large population studies indicate that Drpg is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. The absence of an association of bladder cancer with the other drug of the same class, Rosiglitazone, suggests that the increased risk is drug specific and not a class effect.
Q. Can Drpg be used along with glimepiride in diabetes?
Drpg when added to Glimepiride in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, has been found to significantly reduce plasma lipid levels and significant improvement in blood pressure control related to a reduction in the insulin resistance.
No. Drpg is not a steroid. It is an anti-diabetic medication which belongs to the class of thiazolidinediones.
Drpg is an anti-diabetes drug used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Drpg acts as an insulin sensitizer and decreases the extent of insulin resistance in the body too.
Drpg cardiovascular safety profile compares favourably with that of Rosiglitazone. Drpg has been found to be associated with bladder tumours but causality assessment has not been proved yet.
Drpg increases the permeability of fluid in tiny blood vessels called capillaries. This results in easier movement of fluids across the membrane and their consequent accumulation, resulting in oedema (puffiness). Also, Drpg causes increased sodium and water reabsorption from the kidney that contributes to the oedema.
The mechanism behind the link between Drpg use and bladder cancer is still unknown. Studies have suggested that use of Drpg for more than one year results in increased risk of development of tumour of the urinary bladder.
Studies in animals have concluded that Drpg improves the elasticity of the aortic wall ( the aorta is a large blood vessel that arises from the heart and supplies oxygenated blood to the rest of the body). This may be a mechanism by which it protects against atherosclerosis, but more studies are needed to confirm this.
The addition of Drpg reduces daily insulin dosages, but study findings have not been consistent. Improvement of lipid profiles has also been weak with this combination therapy. Long-term studies are needed before any conclusions can be reached. Combination therapy should be primarily used for patients who achieve an insufficient reduction in blood sugar with insulin alone.
Findings indicate that Drpg treatment is associated with a reduced dementia risk in Diabetes mellitus patients. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate a possible neuroprotective effect in these patients in an ageing population.
Drpg may be of use in infertile patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are resistant to conventional ovulation induction such as by drugs like Clomiphene, Dexamethasone, or Metformin.
The use of Drpg for plaque psoriasis treatment is controversial. Some studies revealed no effect of Drpg 30 mg daily neither on the clinical response of moderate-to-severe psoriasis whereas others demonstrate that it could be considered as an efficacious and safe agent for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
In a research study in a small number of autistic children, daily treatment with 30 or 60 mg Drpg for 3–4 months induced apparent clinical improvement. Drpg should be considered for further testing of therapeutic potential in autistic patients but as of now, autism is not an approved indication for Drpg use.
Drpg, either alone or as add-on therapy to conventional treatments, could clinically benefit patients of major depression according to a study.
A recent study shows that although Drpg causes a significant decrease in blood sugar, HbA1C and lipid levels, it is associated with weight gain, which would limit its utility. It has not been shown to cause weight loss.
Drpg has also been used to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver), but this use is presently considered experimental.
Drpg reduces recurrent stroke and major vascular events in stroke patients with insulin resistance, prediabetes, and diabetes mellitus. However, its use as a preventive therapy requires more research.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Drpg with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Drpg with Trimethoprim
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Drpg with Gemfibrozil
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
Drpg with Triamterene
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Drpg with Insulin Lispro
Medicines with composition Insulin Lispro: Humalog
Drpg with Chlorthalidone
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Drpg with Budesonide
Medicines with composition Budesonide: Budemon, Budate, Budez, Bunase, Derinide, Budecort, Derinide AQ, Budeflam AQ, Pulmicort, Bunide, Budvent
Drpg with Clonidine
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Drpg with Fenofibrate
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr, Trifeno
Drpg with Spironolactone
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Drpg with Paroxetine
Drpg with Pindolol
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Drpg with Metolazone
Medicines with composition Metolazone: Metoz, Diurem, Zytanix, Zalat, Metadure, Lazon, Metolaz
Drpg with Citalopram
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin
Drpg with Rasagiline
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Drpg with Pancreatin
Medicines with composition Pancreatin: Digeplex T, Panstal N, Panzynorm-HS, Farizyme, Lapin, Digeplex, Enzox, Panzynorm N, Neutrizyme
Medicines with composition Octreotide acetate: Octotide, Octride, Sandostatin LAR, Octate, Varioct, Actide, Otide, Ferotide, Sandostatin
Medicines with composition Insulin Glulisine: Apidra
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Drpg with Orlistat
Drpg with Triamcinolone
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Trilon, Stancort, Tricort, Triroid, Acort, Pericort, Comcort
Drpg with Indapamide
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor, Insuret, Indromide, Fanton, Indicontin
Drpg with Fluorometholone
Medicines with composition Fluorometholone: Fluorobell, Zyflace, Biflace, FML Liquifilm, Flurocot, Flomex, Flumace, Lon, Fluocin, Flurisone, Flomon, Frosol, Flosef
Drpg with Dapoxetine
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Ristor, Dejac, Xydap, Dapox, Ejalong, Prilyxet
Drpg with Lactase
Medicines with composition Lactase: Cry NO

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