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Path 30 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Path Tablet

Path 30 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It helps to lower the blood sugar level and prevents long-term complications of diabetes. Using it with regular exercise and a healthy diet provides the best results. It can be used in combination with other diabetes medicines. It may occasionally cause weight gain and swelling due to fluid retention in some patients.

Uses of Path Tablet

Path Tablet side effects

Common
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Numbness
  • Bone fracture

How to use Path 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. Path 30 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Path Tablet works

Path 30 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.

Path Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Path 30 Tablet Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Path 30 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Path 30 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Path 30 Tablet
Driving
SAFE
Path 30 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Path 30 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Path 30 Tablet is recommended.
Use of Path 30 Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
Liver
CAUTION
Path 30 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Path 30 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Path 30 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Path Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Path 30 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Path 30 Tablet helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
  • Take it only as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Path 30 Tablet.
  • Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Path 30 Tablet Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine. 
  • Notify your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, heart problems, or any abnormal swelling.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms like abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes and loss of appetite. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Path with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Flotin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Acert, Dipain
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Kopram
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Budojet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nudiglue-C
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Path

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I'm Type 2 diabetes and taking Insulin everyday. Added to that i do have knee pain due to met with an accident 3 years back. Now a days i do get numbness in legs and pricking foot path.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It may be diabetic neuropathy so need to examine
13years diabetes,foot path pain
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is not good control. A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. Can Path cause weight gain?

Path commonly causes weight gain which may be dose related. The reason for this weight gain could be fat accumulation. While, 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 Path cause heart failure?

Path can cause fluid retention which may aggravate or speed up heart failure. The doctor usually starts with the lowest available dose and increase 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 Path is used with insulin.

Q. Can you take Path and metformin together?

Yes, Path can be used with metformin where sufficient blood sugar management was not possible with metformin alone. This combination of medicines can be used in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and overweight patients with poor blood sugar control.

Q. What time of day should you take Path?

It is usually prescribed once daily and can be taken at any time of the day but preferably at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without food. You should take Path exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Q. How long do I need to take Path? Can I stop the medicine for some time?

Continue taking Path as long as your doctor recommends to take it. Treatment for diabetes mellitus is long-term so you may have to take it life long. However, if you have to stop it then consult with your doctor who will suggest an alternative. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor as it may cause blood sugar levels to rise, which could be harmful to you.

Q. Does Path affect liver?

Yes, Path may cause an increase in liver enzymes and treatment with Path should be stopped if liver enzymes increase. Hence, levels of liver enzymes should be periodically checked while on treatment with Path. Path should not be prescribed to patients with liver disease.

Q. What kind of medicine is Path? Is it like metformin?

Path belongs to thiazolidinediones class of anti-diabetic medicines. It helps control blood sugar levels by improving how your body uses a hormone called insulin. This is done by helping your cells become more sensitive to the insulin your body makes.

Q. Can Path cause bladder cancer?

Path may increase the risk of bladder cancer, though it is very rare. Immediately consult your doctor if you experience blood in your urine, pain when urinating or a sudden need to urinate, during treatment with Path. Path should not be used in patients with a prior history of bladder cancer or having bladder cancer.

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