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Drug Information for PIOMED 30mg Tablet 10's

What is PIOMED 30mg Tablet used for?

PIOMED 30mg Tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in those patients who are inadequately controlled with Metformin.

PIOMED 30mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does PIOMED 30mg Tablet work?

PIOMED 30mg 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. PIOMED 30mg Tablet also works by reducing glucose production by the liver. 

How to take PIOMED 30mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to PIOMED 30mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive if you experience dizziness after using PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication.
  • Consult your doctor before using PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages as it may alter the absorption of PIOMED 30mg Tablet medicine.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication.

You are advised not to take PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg Tablet

  1. Can PIOMED 30mg Tablet be used to treat type 1 diabetes?
  2. No. PIOMED 30mg 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 PIOMED 30mg Tablet if I have a history of heart disease?
  4. PIOMED 30mg Tablet may worsen the existing heart problems. Therefore, consult your doctor about the safe use of PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication while suffering from heart diseases.

  5. Should I follow any dietary instructions while on PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication?
  6. Yes, proper diabetic diet and regular exercise are advised while on PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication.

  7. Can I use birth control pills while taking PIOMED 30mg Tablet?
  8. Consult your doctor before using birth control pills while taking PIOMED 30mg Tablet medication, as the drug may cause changes in the menstrual cycle.


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