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Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction

Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR is a combination medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps in proper utilisation of insulin, thereby lowering the blood sugar level.

Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Overdose may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Some people may develop common side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, taste changes, stomach pain, diarrhea, edema (swelling) and blurred vision. However, these are usually not bothersome. If these do not resolve or worry you, please consult your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Pioz MF Tablet SR

Side effects of Pioz MF Tablet SR

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

How to use Pioz MF Tablet SR

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. Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Pioz MF Tablet SR works

Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR 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
Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR 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
Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pioz MF 15 Tablet SR 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • 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).
  • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, shortness of breath,  irregular heartbeat, or any abnormal swelling. 

Patient Concerns

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Take Pioz MF 7.5 twice ,was substuted by Dr. Online one time by Riomet Duo 1
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Needs sugar level variation chart for suggesting the dosage of medicine.
I have type 2 diabetes from last 3year.still last 3 year I haven't gain weights(60kg) Glizid M 80/500 and pioz mf 7.5 this are the present medicine of mine, Hba1c is 7.7.what should I do to gain weight
Dr. Nikhil Pursnani
Diabetology
reasons for not gaining your weight2. your are taking metformin which itself causes weight loss besides its antidiabetic benefits
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References
  1. Pioglitazone hydrochloride and metformin hydrochloride. Deerfield, Illinois: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc; 2011. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mayo Clinic. Pioglitazone and Metformin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Metformin and Pioglitazone. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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