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Composition for PIOGLIT

Pioglitazone(7.5 mg)

food interaction for PIOGLIT

alcohol interaction for PIOGLIT

pregnancy interaction for PIOGLIT

lactation interaction for PIOGLIT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pioglit 7.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Pioglit 7.5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PIOGLIT

Pioglitazone(7.5 mg)

Uses

Pioglit 7.5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Pioglit 7.5 mg tablet restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Numbness, Abnormal liver function tests, Bladder cancer, Bone fracture, Insomnia, Nasal infection, Visual impairment, Weight gain

Common Dosage for PIOGLIT 7.5 MG TABLET

Patients taking PIOGLIT 7.5 MG TABLET

  • 85%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Twice A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for PIOGLIT

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    Rs. 5.84/tablet
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  • PIOGLAR 7.5 MG TABLET
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    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 6.05/tablet
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    Rs. 60.50
    pay 21% more per tablet
  • PATH 7.5 MG TABLET
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    Rs. 4.35/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 43.50
    save 13% more per tablet
  • GLITARIS 7.5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.45/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 54.45
    pay 9% more per tablet
  • PIONORM 7.5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 3.35/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 33.50
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Expert advice for PIOGLIT

  • Notify your doctor if you have liver disease. 
  • Notify your doctor if you have or ever had urinary bladder cancer.
  • Pioglitazone does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Notify your doctor if you had a heart failure in the past. 

Frequently asked questions for PIOGLIT

Pioglitazone

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)