TRIOFID 15MG/2MG TABLET

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Composition FOR TRIOFID

Pioglitazone(15mg),Glimepiride(2mg)

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alcohol interaction for TRIOFID

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lactation interaction for TRIOFID

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action of Amaryl in an unpredictable way
UNSAFE
Triofid 15mg/2mg 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
Triofid 15mg/2mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR TRIOFID

Pioglitazone(15mg)

Uses

Pioglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Pioglitazone restores the body's ability to use insulin, lowering the blood sugar levels. Pioglitazone also decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection, Bone fracture, Numbness.
Glimepiride(2mg)

Uses

Glimepiride is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glimepiride increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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Expert advice FOR TRIOFID

  • 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 TRIOFID

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
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Q. Is pioglitazone safe?
Pioglitazone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Glimepiride

Q. Is glimepiride a generic drug?
Yes, glimepiride is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (Amaryl, Zoryl, etc.)
Q. Can I take glimepiride with metformin or insulin?
Glimepiride may be given in combination with metformin and/or insulin depending on your medical condition and as prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does glimepiride cause fluctuations in weight,diarrhea, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, swelling, constipation?
Glimepiride is reported to cause low blood sugar level,weight gain, and swelling, but is not reported to cause diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, or erectile dysfunction
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Q. Is glimepiride a fast acting sulfa drug?
Glimepiride is a medium- to long-acting sulfonylurea drug against type 2 diabetes mellitus (action lasts for 24 hours). Its maximum effect is seen after 2-3 hours of drug intake
Q. Is glimepiride same as glipizide, glyburide, metformin, or insulin?
They are not same. Glimepiride, glipizide and glyburide belong to the same class of drugs called sulfonylureas. Metformin belong to class called biguanides.Glimepiride causes release of insulin but it is not insulin.It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. How is Glimepiride different from teneligliptin?
Both Glimepiride and teneligliptin are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Hypoglycemia and weight gain are common side effects of Glimepiride while teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia only when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes a headache and nasopharyngitis.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)