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Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Pioz MF G Tablet SR

Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Pioz MF G Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Pioz MF G 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 G 1 Forte Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Pioz MF G Tablet SR works

Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.

Pioz MF G Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR 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.
Lactation
Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pioz MF G 1 Forte 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 G 1 Forte Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR is a combination of three medicines that provides better blood sugar control than either medicine alone.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Pioz MF G 1 Forte Tablet SR.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pioz MF G

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
I have type 2 diabetes since 2 years. Since 6 months, my sugar level remains between 130-150. I take doctor prescribed Gluconorm tablet twice a day. Is it enough?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
I think you should follow diabatic diet chart which will help you to your sugar level in normal limit with tab. gluconorm
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Pioz MF G?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Pioz MF G. Drinking alcohol may lower your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Also, it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What should I inform the doctor before taking Pioz MF G?

Before taking Pioz MF G inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, swelling of the back of the eye. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or a premenopausal woman. Let the doctor know if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Q. Can the use of Pioz MF G lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Pioz MF G can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it contains metformin in it. On long-term use, it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Pioz MF G cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Pioz MF G can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary item like a candy or chocolate with you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Pioz MF G?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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