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Piogla 30 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Piogla Tablet

Piogla 30 mg 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 Piogla 30 mg Tablet with regular exercise and a healthy diet for 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 Piogla Tablet

Piogla Tablet side effects

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

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

How Piogla Tablet works

Piogla 30 mg 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.

Piogla Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Piogla 30 mg Tablet Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Piogla 30 mg 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
Piogla 30 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.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Piogla 30 mg Tablet
Driving
SAFE
Piogla 30 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Piogla 30 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Piogla 30 mg Tablet is recommended.
Use of Piogla 30 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
Liver
CAUTION
Piogla 30 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Piogla 30 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Piogla 30 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Piogla Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Piogla 30 mg 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 Piogla 30 mg Tablet.
  • Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Piogla 30 mg 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 Piogla with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Piogla

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Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
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I have type 2 diabetes for last 20 years and consulting Bangkok hospital for my medicines. I am on Insulin 30 HM mixtard 20 and 14 units in morning and evening with 1gm Glycomet SR OD. My doctor recently prescribed Diamicron MR 30mg before breakfast in addition to above medicines. I am visiting India in Feb last week, please suggest and deliver Diamicron 30mg for 6 months doses.
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Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can Piogla cause weight gain?

Piogla 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 Piogla cause heart failure?

Piogla 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 Piogla is used with insulin.

Q. Can you take Piogla and metformin together?

Yes, Piogla 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 Piogla?

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 Piogla exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

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

Continue taking Piogla 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 Piogla affect liver?

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

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

Piogla 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 Piogla cause bladder cancer?

Piogla 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 Piogla. Piogla should not be used in patients with a prior history of bladder cancer or having bladder cancer.

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