PIOZ MF 15mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for PIOZ MF 15mg Tablet 10's

What is Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination used for?

Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone is used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This combination should be used in conjunction with healthy diet and exercise for effective glycaemic control.

How does Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination work?

Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination is an anti-diabetic medicine. In Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination, Metformin Hydrochloride works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and glucose production in the liver. Pioglitazone works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, thus helping in the control of blood sugar levels.

How to take Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?

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

Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with food to prevent stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination, 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 Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?

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

  • Amiloride
  • Aspirin
  • Azapropazone
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clofibrate
  • Digoxin
  • Fluconazole
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Niacin
  • Olanzapine
  • Prednisone
  • Ranitidine
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Triamterene
  • Trimethoprim
  • Vancomycin

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 Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?

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

  • Abdominal pain
  • Altered taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Flatulence
  • Loss of appetite

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

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Profuse sweating

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 Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take Metformin Hydrochloride + 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 discoloration.

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

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of irregular heart rate, diabetic ketoacidosis, congestive heart failure, kidney, liver or thyroid problem.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination

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  1. Is it safe to use Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination for type 1 diabetes?
  2. No. Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone medicine is used only for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

  3. Can I stop taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination if I feel better?
  4. No. Continue taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone medicine even if you feel better. Abrupt discontinuation would lead to recurrence of the disease.

  5. What are the symptoms of hypoglycaemia that may occur while taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?
  6. The symptoms of hypoglycaemia while taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination include headache, sweating, hunger, irritability, dizziness, confusion, or feeling shaky.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone combination?
  8. Blood sugar levels should be monitored while taking Metformin Hydrochloride + Pioglitazone medicine to check for the effect of the drug.

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