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Pioglit 15 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Pioglit 15 Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Pioglit 15 Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include weight gain, blurred vision, and numbness. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or persist for a longer duration.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Uses of Pioglit Tablet

Side effects of Pioglit Tablet

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

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

How Pioglit Tablet works

Pioglit 15 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pioglit 15 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pioglit 15 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pioglit 15 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 Pioglit 15 Tablet
Driving
SAFE
Pioglit 15 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pioglit 15 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pioglit 15 Tablet is recommended.
Use of Pioglit 15 Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
Liver
CAUTION
Pioglit 15 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pioglit 15 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pioglit 15 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Pioglit Tablet?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Pioglit 15 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 Pioglit 15 Tablet.
  • Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Pioglit 15 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 Pioglit 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

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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
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
I have type 2 diabetes. Can I use IME-9 tablets.if yes. Tell me the dosage and when
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
yes you can usehttps://www.1mg.com/otc/ime-9-tablet-otc3286611-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner,take this medicine along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Can Pioglit cause weight gain?

Pioglit 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 Pioglit cause heart failure?

Pioglit 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 Pioglit is used with insulin.

Q. Can you take Pioglit and metformin together?

Yes, Pioglit 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 Pioglit?

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 Pioglit exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

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

Continue taking Pioglit 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 Pioglit affect liver?

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

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

Pioglit 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 Pioglit cause bladder cancer?

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

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