FAQs ABOUT PIOGLIZONE M 15
Can I consume alcohol while taking PIOGLIZONE M 15?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking PIOGLIZONE M 15 since it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Also, prior to the treatment with PIOGLIZONE M 15, please inform your doctor if have a history of alcoholism or acute alcohol intoxication as a precaution.
Can you crush PIOGLIZONE M 15?
Take PIOGLIZONE M 15 with or without food, swallow the medicine as a whole and do not crush or chew the medicine. Do not stop taking PIOGLIZONE M 15 without informing your doctor.
Is PIOGLIZONE M 15 safe to use in elderly patients?
Yes. PIOGLIZONE M 15 should be used with extreme caution in elderly patients (65 years or above) due to risk of bladder cancer, heart failure, and bone fracture. Proper dose adjustments and careful monitoring are required in such patients. Consult your doctor before taking PIOGLIZONE M 15.
Can PIOGLIZONE M 15 be taken during pregnancy?
PIOGLIZONE M 15 is not recommended for use in pregnant women. If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor for advice before taking PIOGLIZONE M 15.
Can PIOGLIZONE M 15 cause weight gain?
Yes. PIOGLIZONE M 15 may cause weight gain in some individuals, although not everybody gets them. To manage your weight, avoid eating fatty foods and stick on to the regular diabetic diet as advised by your physician. Try to exercise more regularly, for example, by going for a daily walk or run. While taking PIOGLIZONE M 15, if you experience any other symptom like abnormal heartbeat, shortness of breath, or edema along with a sudden rapid weight gain, contact your doctor immediately as it could be a sign of heart failure.