Glimtaz Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Glimtaz Tablet

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Uses of Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Pioglitazone

Common

Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection, Bone fracture, Numbness.

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How to use Pioglitazone

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.

How Glimtaz Tablet works

Pioglitazone is an anti-diabetic medicine. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.
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Uses of Glimepiride

Glimepiride is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Glimepiride

Common

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Glimepiride

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.

How Glimtaz Tablet works

Glimepiride is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

In Depth Information on Glimtaz Tablet

Expert advice for Pioglitazone

  • Highly effective in decreasing haemoglobin A1c level (Hemoglobin A1c measures average blood sugar over time).
  • Pioglitazone may rarely cause hypoglycemia.
  • Pioglitazone is more likely to cause weight gain as compared to other anti-diabetic medicines.
  • Pioglitazone may cause fluid retention (edema), ranging from mild ankle swelling to severe swelling in the lungs that make it hard to breathe.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Expert advice for Glimepiride

  • Glimepiride should be taken with food.
  • You may get symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) with Glimepiride. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating or confusion.
  • The risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may increase if you miss or delay the meal, consume alcohol or use antidiabetic medication like insulin.
  • In most cases, the symptoms will quickly vanish if you take some kind of sugar (sugar candy/cubes).
  • It should be avoided or used with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.
Warnings
Special precautions for Glimtaz Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.

Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glimtaz 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.
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Lactation
Glimtaz 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 Glimtaz Tablet
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Glimtaz Tablet
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Glimtaz Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimtaz Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glimtaz Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
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Liver
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Glimtaz Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimtaz Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glimtaz Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Use of Glimtaz Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Glimtaz Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pioglitazone

Q. Is Pioglitazone a blood thinner?
No. Pioglitazone 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 Pioglitazone a diuretic?
No. Pioglitazone is not a diuretic. It is used in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Diuretics are those medicine which increases urination.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used in Hepatitis B infection?
Some studies have shown that Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used in Hepatitis C infection?
Pioglitazone 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 Pioglitazone used along with Vitamin D?
Studies indicate that Vitamin-D combined with Pioglitazone may be more effective in improving Bone Mineral Density and Bone Metabolism than Vitamin-D or Pioglitazone alone in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus patients with kidney dysfunction (Diabetic Nephropathy).
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used along with sitagliptin?
Combination therapy with Sitagliptin and Pioglitazone leads to a substantial and sustained improvement in glycemic (blood sugar) control compared to the treatment with Pioglitazone alone. This is useful for patients who cannot tolerate Metformin or Sulfonylureas.
Q. Is there any role of Pioglitazone in Alzheimer disease?
Recent evidence suggests that Pioglitazone 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 Pioglitazone and repaglinide combined in diabetes treatment?
For patients who previously failed oral antidiabetic therapy, the combination of Repaglinide and Pioglitazone have acceptable safety, with greater reductions of glycemic parameters (blood sugar levels) than using either agent alone.
Q. Does Pioglitazone cause urinary bladder tumour?
Large population studies indicate that Pioglitazone 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. Are Pioglitazone and rosiglitazone same?
Pioglitazone & Rosiglitazone both belong to a class of antidiabetics called Thiazolidinediones. Rosiglitazone has been removed from the market because using this drug was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. This is not seen with Pioglitazone.
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used along with glimepiride in diabetes?
Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Is Pioglitazone a steroid?
No. Pioglitazone is not a steroid. It is an anti-diabetic medication which belongs to the class of thiazolidinediones.
Q. How to use Pioglitazone?
Pioglitazone 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. Pioglitazone acts as an insulin sensitizer and decreases the extent of insulin resistance in the body too.
Q. How safe is Pioglitazone?
Pioglitazone cardiovascular safety profile compares favourably with that of Rosiglitazone. Pioglitazone has been found to be associated with bladder tumours but causality assessment has not been proved yet.
Q. How does Pioglitazone cause oedema?
Pioglitazone 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, Pioglitazone causes increased sodium and water reabsorption from the kidney that contributes to the oedema.
Q. How does Pioglitazone cause bladder cancer?
The mechanism behind the link between Pioglitazone use and bladder cancer is still unknown. Studies have suggested that use of Pioglitazone for more than one year results in increased risk of development of tumour of the urinary bladder.
Q. How does Pioglitazone cause heart failure?
Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention and edema. Consequently, there is a lot of fluid in the body (fluid overload). As a result, it may precipitate heart failure (which worsens with fluid overload in those at risk).
Q. How Pioglitazone protects against atherosclerosis?
Studies in animals have concluded that Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used with insulin?
The addition of Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Which is not safe in heart failure, Pioglitazone or rosiglitazone?
Pioglitazone & Rosiglitazone both belong to a class of antidiabetics called Thiazolidinediones. Rosiglitazone has been removed from the market because using this drug was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. Pioglitazone can cause heart failure too, but the risk is less that that with Rosiglitazone. Both the medicines should be avoided in heart failure.
Q. What are the alternatives to Pioglitazone?
Fortunately, there are many alternatives to Pioglitazone- Metformin, Acarbose, Sitagliptin, Exenatide, Insulin or combination therapies of these medicines can be used.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used for dementia?
Findings indicate that Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used for infertility?
Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used for psoriasis?
The use of Pioglitazone for plaque psoriasis treatment is controversial. Some studies revealed no effect of Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used for autism?
In a research study in a small number of autistic children, daily treatment with 30 or 60 mg Pioglitazone for 3–4 months induced apparent clinical improvement. Pioglitazone should be considered for further testing of therapeutic potential in autistic patients but as of now, autism is not an approved indication for Pioglitazone use.
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used in depression?
Pioglitazone, either alone or as add-on therapy to conventional treatments, could clinically benefit patients of major depression according to a study.
Q. Can Pioglitazone used for weight loss?
A recent study shows that although Pioglitazone 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.
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used to treat fatty liver?
Pioglitazone has also been used to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver), but this use is presently considered experimental.
Q. Can Pioglitazone be used for secondary stroke prevention?
Pioglitazone 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.
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Frequently asked questions for Glimepiride

Q. Does Glimepiride play any role in the treatment of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
No, Glimepiride is not known to have any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Also, there is no clinical evidence available regarding the same.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimepiride and Sitagliptin together?
Yes, Sitagliptin and Glimepiride can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. Is Glimepiride useful in the management for prediabetes?
Glimepiride is not used for the management of Prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.
Q. How is Glimepiride different from teneligliptin?
Both Glimepiride and teneligliptin are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, bu they have different side effect profiles. Glimepiride commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.
Q. Can Glimepiride be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Glimepiride can be given to elderly patients. However they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), so, a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.
Q. Can Glimepiride cause pancreatitis?
No, pancreatitis has not been reported with Glimepiride. Some common side effects associated with the use of Glimepiride includes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.
Q. Can I skip Glimepiride for few days?
No, Glimepiride should not be skipped, as it can make your diabetes worse. If, you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimepiride with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glimepiride with Pioglitazone in Patients with diabetes mellitus. Together they can control your blood sugar levels, lower plasma lipid levels and improve blood pressure. However, the risk of very low blood sugar levels can increase and the dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Glimepiride if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Glimepiride should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Q. Does Glimepiride cause hair loss?
No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Glimepiride. However, diabetes itself can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition or it could be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimepiride with vildagliptin?
Yes, Glimepiride and Vildagliptin can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. How is Glimepiride different from metformin?
Both metformin and Glimepiride are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different side effect profile. Metformin causes more of stomach upset, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating while Glimepiride causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. How beneficial is it to take metformin with Glimepiride ?
Both metformin and Glimepiride are anti-diabetic drugs and when used together, they can control blood sugar levels in a much better way compared to either drug taken alone. However, Glimepiride can cause very low blood glucose levels, so a regular monitoring of blood glucose is very important.
Q. Is Glimepiride useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Glimepiride is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Q. Does Glimepiride cause weight gain?
Yes, Glimepiride can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Glimepiride with insulin?
Glimepiride, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
Q. How is teneligliptin different from Glimepiride ?
Both teneligliptin and Glimepiride are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Glimepiride commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia, especially when used with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes a headache and nasopharyngitis.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimepiride with liraglutide?
Yes, Glimepiride and liraglutide can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. Is Glimepiride a statin?
No, Glimepiride is not a statin. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes while Statins are lipid-lowering drugs.
Q. Is Glimepiride a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Glimepiride is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Glimepiride a controlled drug?
No, Glimepiride is not a controlled drug. It is an antidiabetic drug and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Glimepiride a diuretic?
No, Glimepiride is not a diuretic. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Q. Does Glimepiride have any addiction potential?
No, Glimepiride has no addiction potential as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Q. Is Glimepiride a blood thinner?
No, Glimepiride is not a blood thinner. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Q. Is Glimepiride a beta blocker?
No, Glimepiride is not a beta blocker. It is an antidiabetic drug, is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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