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Drug Information for PIOGLUCORED FORTE Tablet 10's

What is Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination used for?

Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This combination helps in lowering the blood glucose levels in the body.

Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination work?

Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination belongs to the class of anti-diabetics. Glibenclamide helps in the production of endogenous insulin by stimulating the pancreatic cells. This helps in lowering the blood glucose concentration.

Metformin helps in decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver. Pioglitazone works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Thus, it normalises the blood sugar levels.

How to take Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole, but do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug before or after the first meal of the day.

If you miss a dose of Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination, take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?

Drugs that interact with Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination include the following:

  • Clopidogrel
  • Diatrizoate
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Leflunomide
  • Mipomersen
  • Pregabalin
  • Quetiapine
  • Teriflunomide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination:

  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Altered taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Profuse sweating
  • Sore throat
  • Confusion
  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase the risk of severe hypoglycaemia while taking Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.

You are advised not to take Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney problem, liver problems, adrenal or pituitary gland problem, diabetic ketoacidosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or gastrointestinal problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently asked questions about Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination

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  1. How should Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination be stored?
  2. Store the drug at room temperature and avoid exposure to direct and moisture.

  3. I am on Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination for type 2 diabetes. Can I stop the drug if I feel better?
  4. No. Continue using Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone until your doctor advises to stop using it. Abrupt discontinuation would lead to complications.

  5. What are the other formulations available for Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination?
  6. Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination is available only in the form of a tablet.

  7. Does Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination cause dehydration?
  8. Yes. Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone cause dehydration, so it is important to check the electrolyte levels regularly. Also, you must drink an adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

  9. Is it safe to use Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone combination in patients with cardiac failure?
  10. No. Glibenclamide + Metformin + Pioglitazone should be avoided in cardiac failure patients.  

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