Pioglitazone + Metformin

Information about Pioglitazone + Metformin

Pioglitazone + Metformin Uses

Pioglitazone+Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How Pioglitazone + Metformin works

Pioglitazone + Metformin 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.

Common side effects of Pioglitazone + Metformin

Nausea, Loss of appetite, Taste change, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Edema (swelling), Weight gain, Respiratory tract infection, Bone fracture, Blurred vision
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Available Medicine for Pioglitazone + Metformin

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Glitaris MEris Lifesciences Ltd
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Pionorm-MMicro Labs Ltd
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60 to ₹792 variant(s)
Piomed-MIpca Laboratories Ltd
97 to ₹992 variant(s)

Expert advice for Pioglitazone + Metformin

  • 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. 


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