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Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of two medicines that effectively control blood sugar levels, when a single medication is not effective. It is important to use this medicine along with proper diet and exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects like nausea and upset stomach.

Uses of Piosafe MF Tablet

Piosafe MF Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Taste change
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Bone fracture
  • Blurred vision

How to use Piosafe MF 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. Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet is to be taken with food.
Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Piosafe MF Tablet works

Piosafe MF 15/500 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.

Piosafe MF Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet. 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.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Piosafe MF 15/500 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Piosafe MF 15/500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Piosafe MF 15/500 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, shortness of breath,  irregular heartbeat, or any abnormal swelling. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects like nausea and upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Piosafe MF

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I have type-2 Diabetes taking trivolib1 And glisen mf 1 Two times a day.before meal.but.my sugar not controlled my.fbs sugar-236 And pp2bs.is 356 Pl,advisr what to do
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Hi I suggest you should consult your diabetologist or general practitinoer He will see all your previous records and review your treatment
Since 3 years I have Type 2 Diabetes and am presently on 1 tab. of glynase MF .My fasting is 130 and PP goes up to 170-180. I want to lower it further. I have been advised to take 1 tab. of voglibose 0.3 with lunch.Iam unable to walk more than 1 k.m. due to osteoarthritis but I am cycling daily for one hour to compensate. What do I do to control B-G level more effectively?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is ok but further maintain your calories intake as per your BMI.CONSULT DIABETIC EDUCATOR
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References
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  2. Mayo Clinic. Pioglitazone and Metformin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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