Pioglit 15 Tablet

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    Pioglit 15 Tablet Information

    Pioglit 15 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Diabetes Type 2 are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Pioglit 15 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Pioglit 15 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Pioglit 15 Tablet are Headache, Muscle Ache. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Pioglit 15 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Pioglit 15 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Pioglit 15 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Pioglit 15 Tablet related warnings talks about Pioglit 15 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Pioglit 15 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Bladder Cancer, Diabetes Type 1 as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Pioglit 15 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Additionally, Pioglit 15 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Pioglit 15 Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Pioglit 15 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Pioglit 15 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    • Diabetes Type 2

    Other Benefits

    Pioglit 15 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
    • Before or After Meal: With meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
    • Before or After Meal: With meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Pioglit 15 Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pioglit 15 Tablet is used -

    Moderate

    Mild

    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Weight gain

    Common

    Pioglit 15 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Pioglit 15 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pioglit may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Pioglit, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Pioglit 15 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Pioglit. Immediately discontinue Pioglit if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Pioglit 15 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Pioglit has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Pioglit 15 Tablet on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Pioglit. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Pioglit 15 Tablet on the Heart?


      The heart can be affected by Pioglit. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

      Moderate


    Severe Interaction of Pioglit 15 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Pioglit 15 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Pioglit 15 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pioglit 15 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Pioglit 15 Tablet

    • Is this Pioglit 15 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Pioglit 15 Tablet is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Pioglit 15 Tablet since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Pioglit 15 Tablet only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Pioglit 15 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Pioglit 15 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Pioglit 15 Tablet


      Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Pioglit 15 Tablet together with food.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Pioglit 15 Tablet


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Pioglit 15 Tablet are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 276-277

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1032-1033



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