FAQs ABOUT PIOGLIZONE 30
How PIOGLIZONE 30 works?
PIOGLIZONE 30 reduces blood sugar levels by making the body to utilize the circulating insulin (a peptide hormone used for digesting glucose). It also reduces the production of glucose by the liver which eventually decreases blood glucose levels.
Does PIOGLIZONE 30 cause bone fractures?
Yes. PIOGLIZONE 30 may cause bone fractures in some individuals. Therefore, it is important for you to inform your doctor before taking PIOGLIZONE 30 if you have any bone problems or at risk of developing any bone fractures (such as menopause).
Does PIOGLIZONE 30 cause weight gain?
Yes. PIOGLIZONE 30 may cause weight gain in some individuals. To avoid this, follow a healthy diet and regular physical activity as advised by your physician. However, if you experience any weight gain due to swelling of body parts (such as in face, legs, or hands), consult your doctor immediately.
What are the side effects of taking PIOGLIZONE 30?
The most common side effects of taking PIOGLIZONE 30 are decreased blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), abnormal vision, headache, dizziness, weight gain, numbness, joint pain, impotence, back pain, shortness of breath, anaemia and increased respiratory infections. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
How to take PIOGLIZONE 30?
You must take PIOGLIZONE 30 as advised by your physician. Try to take PIOGLIZONE 30 preferably after meals and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Can PIOGLIZONE 30 be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of PIOGLIZONE 30 with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking PIOGLIZONE 30 along with insulin.
How much PIOGLIZONE 30 should I take?
PIOGLIZONE 30 should be used only under medical supervision. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body condition and severity of the disease condition.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking PIOGLIZONE 30?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking PIOGLIZONE 30. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy. Wait for some time. If you cannot any improvement in your condition or if your condition worsen, contact your doctor.
Can PIOGLIZONE 30 cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using PIOGLIZONE 30. In case you experience dizziness, lie down until it passes, then get up slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. Do not drive or use machinery to avoid accidents. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness continuously for a long time after taking PIOGLIZONE 30.