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    Information about Pioglitazone

    Pioglitazone uses

    Pioglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    How pioglitazone works

    Pioglitazone is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.

    Common side effects of pioglitazone

    Weight gain, Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection, Numbness, Bone fracture
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA, MD
    Last updated on:
    30 May 2019 | 05:30 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Pioglitazone

    • Take it only as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
    • Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Pioglitazone Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor. 
    • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine. 
    • Notify your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, heart problems, or any abnormal swelling.
    • Your doctor may monitor your liver function. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms like abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes and loss of appetite. 

    Content on this page was last updated on 30 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)