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Glufit 15mg Tablet

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Composition for Glufit 15mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Glufit 15mg Tablet

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MRP
21.8
₹2.18/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Glufit Tablet

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Uses of Glufit Tablet

Glufit 15mg 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.
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Glufit Tablet side effects

Common

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

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How to use Glufit 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. Glufit 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Glufit Tablet works

Glufit 15mg 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 Glufit Tablet

Expert advice for Glufit Tablet

  • Glufit 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 Glufit.
  • Full effect may be visible after several weeks of starting Glufit.
  • 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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Glufit Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glufit Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glufit 15mg 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.
Lactation
Glufit 15mg 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 Glufit 15mg Tablet
Driving
SAFE
Glufit 15mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Glufit 15mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Glufit 15mg Tablet is recommended.
Use of Glufit 15mg Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
Liver
CAUTION
Glufit 15mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glufit 15mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glufit 15mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Glufit Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Glufit Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pioglitazone

No. Glufit 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 Glufit a diuretic?
No. Glufit is not a diuretic. It is used in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Diuretics are those medicine which increases urination.
Q. Can Glufit used in Hepatitis B infection?
Some studies have shown that Glufit 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.
Glufit 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 Glufit used along with Vitamin D?
Studies indicate that Vitamin-D combined with Glufit may be more effective in improving Bone Mineral Density and Bone Metabolism than Vitamin-D or Glufit alone in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus patients with kidney dysfunction (Diabetic Nephropathy).
Q. Can Glufit be used along with sitagliptin?
Combination therapy with Sitagliptin and Glufit leads to a substantial and sustained improvement in glycemic (blood sugar) control compared to the treatment with Glufit alone. This is useful for patients who cannot tolerate Metformin or Sulfonylureas.
Recent evidence suggests that Glufit 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 Glufit and repaglinide combined in diabetes treatment?
For patients who previously failed oral antidiabetic therapy, the combination of Repaglinide and Glufit have acceptable safety, with greater reductions of glycemic parameters (blood sugar levels) than using either agent alone.
Large population studies indicate that Glufit 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 Glufit be used along with glimepiride in diabetes?
Glufit 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. Glufit is not a steroid. It is an anti-diabetic medication which belongs to the class of thiazolidinediones.
Glufit 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. Glufit acts as an insulin sensitizer and decreases the extent of insulin resistance in the body too.
Glufit cardiovascular safety profile compares favourably with that of Rosiglitazone. Glufit has been found to be associated with bladder tumours but causality assessment has not been proved yet.
Glufit 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, Glufit causes increased sodium and water reabsorption from the kidney that contributes to the oedema.
The mechanism behind the link between Glufit use and bladder cancer is still unknown. Studies have suggested that use of Glufit for more than one year results in increased risk of development of tumour of the urinary bladder.
Studies in animals have concluded that Glufit 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 Glufit 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 Glufit 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.
Glufit 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 Glufit for plaque psoriasis treatment is controversial. Some studies revealed no effect of Glufit 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 Glufit for 3–4 months induced apparent clinical improvement. Glufit should be considered for further testing of therapeutic potential in autistic patients but as of now, autism is not an approved indication for Glufit use.
Glufit, 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 Glufit 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.
Glufit has also been used to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver), but this use is presently considered experimental.
Glufit 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 Glufit with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Glufit with Trimethoprim
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Glufit with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
Glufit with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Glufit with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Ristor, Dejac, Xydap, Dapox, Ejalong, Prilyxet, Duralast
Glufit with Budesonide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Budesonide: Bunide, Budvent
Glufit with Octreotide acetate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Octreotide acetate: Octotide, Octride, Sandostatin LAR, Octate, Varioct, Actide, Otide, Ferotide, Sandostatin
Glufit with Insulin Glulisine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Insulin Glulisine: Apidra
Glufit with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Glufit with Insulin Lispro
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Insulin Lispro: Humalog
Glufit with Lactase
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lactase: Cry NO
Glufit with Metolazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metolazone: Metoz, Diurem, Zytanix, Zalat, Metadure, Lazon, Metolaz
Glufit with Triamterene
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Glufit with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Glufit with Spironolactone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Glufit with Orlistat
SERIOUS
Glufit with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Trilon, Stancort, Tricort, Triroid, Acort, Pericort, Comcort, Vetalog, Bonacort
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Glufit with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin, Citara, Lopram
Glufit with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Glufit with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Glufit with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Glufit with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr, Trifeno, TG Chek, Fibrate
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