PIOKIND 15mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for PIOKIND 15mg Tablet 10's

What is PIOKIND 15mg Tablet used for?

PIOKIND 15mg Tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in those patients who are inadequately controlled with Metformin.

PIOKIND 15mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does PIOKIND 15mg Tablet work?

PIOKIND 15mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called thiazolidinediones. This drug works by increasing the sensitivity of liver, fat and muscle cells to insulin. This lowers the glucose levels in the blood. PIOKIND 15mg Tablet also works by reducing glucose production by the liver. 

How to take PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take PIOKIND 15mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of PIOKIND 15mg Tablet, please 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 PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with PIOKIND 15mg Tablet include the following:

  • Clopidogrel
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mipomersen
  • 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 PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of PIOKIND 15mg Tablet:

  • Weight gain
  • Tooth problems
  • Irregular breathing
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Changes in vision
  • Decreased urine output
  • Tightness in chest
  • Swelling of face/fingers/feet
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Increased urination
  • Discoloured, red or cloudy urine
  • Stomach or back pain
  • Persistent vomiting

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 should be followed while taking PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to PIOKIND 15mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive if you experience dizziness after using PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication.
  • Consult your doctor before using PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages as it may alter the absorption of PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medicine.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication.

You are advised not to take PIOKIND 15mg Tablet 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 PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?

  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.
  • Inform your doctor if there is any history of liver disease, oedema or eye problems.

Frequently Asked questions about PIOKIND 15mg Tablet

  1. Can PIOKIND 15mg Tablet be used to treat type 1 diabetes?
  2. No. PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication is prescribed only for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Consult your doctor before using any drug.

  3. Is it safe to use PIOKIND 15mg Tablet if I have a history of heart disease?
  4. PIOKIND 15mg Tablet may worsen the existing heart problems. Therefore, consult your doctor about the safe use of PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication while suffering from heart diseases.

  5. Should I follow any dietary instructions while on PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication?
  6. Yes, proper diabetic diet and regular exercise are advised while on PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication.

  7. Can I use birth control pills while taking PIOKIND 15mg Tablet?
  8. Consult your doctor before using birth control pills while taking PIOKIND 15mg Tablet medication, as the drug may cause changes in the menstrual cycle.

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