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Composition for PIAT

Pioglitazone(30 mg),Atorvastatin(10 mg)

food interaction for PIAT

alcohol interaction for PIAT

pregnancy interaction for PIAT

lactation interaction for PIAT

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Piat 30mg/10mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Piat 30mg/10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Pioglitazone(30 mg)


It is used in combination with diet and exercise to lower blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Pioglitazone belongs to class of thiazolidinedione. Pioglitazone decreases insulin resistance in the periphery and in the liver that helps the body make better use of insulin it produces and also decreases the glucose output from the liver.

Common side effects

Numbness, Abnormal liver function tests, Bladder cancer, Bone fracture, Insomnia, Nasal infection, Visual impairment, Weight gain
Atorvastatin(10 mg)


Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with elevated cholesterol, triglyceride or lipoprotein levels in blood, and to reduce the risk of heart diseases, even when blood cholesterol is normal.

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks the action of the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is required for the production of cholesterol in the body. It thus lowers the level of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness


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Expert advice for PIAT

Consult your doctor if you have any mental confusion, persistant abdominal pain, dark uine, yellowing of skin/eyes or easy bruising, Check your blood sugar regularly.
Consult your doctor: 
  • If you are allergic to pioglitazone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. 
  • If you have heart failure or have had heart failure in the past.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you have had a complication of diabetes causing rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting (diabetic ketoacidosis) or a special type of diabetic eye disease with swelling of the back of the eye(macular edema).
  • If you have ever had bladder cancer and blood in urine.
  • If you have cysts on your ovaries (polycystic ovary syndrome).

Frequently asked questions for PIAT


Q. Does pioglitazone cause hair loss?
No, pioglitazone does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Does pioglitazone cause bladder cancer or any other cancer?
In clinical studies, more people who took pioglitazone for more than one year developed bladder cancer as compared to those who did not take pioglitazone. It is recommended to consult your doctor about the risk of taking this medication if you have had bladder cancer in the past or have a history of passing blood in urine. No other cancer type has been linked with use of pioglitazone.

Q. Does pioglitazone cause heart failure?
Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention, which may worsen or precipitate heart failure.

Q. Is pioglitazone safe?
Pioglitazone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
   Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas   20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering      agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA          reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

Q. Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?   
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG     CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
  No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or     statins.

Q. It atorvastatin gluten free?  
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

Q. Is it a blood thinner? 
   No. it is a lipid lowering drug.

Q. Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?  
   Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with        similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)