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. Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.
Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Pioglitazone and metformin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Piomed M 30mg/500mg 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.
Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Piomed M 30mg/500mg Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.