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Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of diabetes with high cholesterol. It helps to control blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications associated with diabetes. This medicine also reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in our body.

Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

It may cause side effects like muscle pain, weight gain, edema, increased liver enzymes, bone fracture, and respiratory tract infection. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. Please consult your doctor in case these do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. 

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Side effects of Piat Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Piat

  • Muscle pain
  • Weight gain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Muscle pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Increased liver enzymes
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.

How to use Piat 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. Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Piat Tablet works

Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Pioglitazone and atorvastatin which treat diabetes associated with high blood cholesterol. Pioglitazone is an antidiabetic medicine which works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Piat 15 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Non-Invasive Cardiology
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
I've attached my lipid profile reports dated 15 April and 18 June. It's in high risk. I tried to make lifestyle changes by exercising and taking planned diet. But the report is still in high risk. I don't smoke or drink. Please suggest what should be done. 18 June report: Cholesterol-Total: 201.5 Triglycerides 329.6 Cholesterol - HDL 25.7 Non HDL Cholesterol 175.8 mg/dl Cholesterol-LDL 109.9 VLDL -Very Low Density Lipoprotein 65.9 mg/dl Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 7.8 LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio 4.3 HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio 0.2 15 April report: Lipid (Heart Risk) Profile Cholesterol - Total 233.3 mg/dL Desirable 240 Triglycerides 323.6 mg/dl Optimal : 500 Cholesterol - HDL 30.0 mg/dl No Risk >55 Enzymatic Colorimetric Moderate Risk 35-55 High Risk 190 VLDL -Very Low Density Lipoprotein 64.7 mg/dl Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 7.8 LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio 4.6 HDL / LDL Cholesterol Ratio 0.2
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
Also get liver function test done then can start with atorlip f 10/145 after consulting with ur physician
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References

  1. Pioglitazone hydrochloride. Wooburn Green, High Wycombe: Takeda UK Ltd.; 2000 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 30 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Atorvastatin calcium. Dublin, Ireland: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; 2009. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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