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Pioglitazone Information

Pioglitazone Benefits & Uses

Pioglitazone is used to treat the following -

  1. टाइप 2 मधुमेह Primary
  2. Diabetes

Pioglitazone 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.

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Ingredients of Pioglitazone


Pioglitazone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pioglitazone is used -

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Numbness or tingling
  3. Broken bones (multiple fractures)
  4. Fatigue
  5. Irregular heartbeat
  6. Chest Pain Moderate
  7. Weight gain
  8. Headache सामान्य
  9. Muscle Ache सामान्य
  10. Bloody Urine

Pioglitazone Related Warnings

Is the use of Pioglitazone safe for pregnant women?

Pioglitazone can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Pioglitazone, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Pioglitazone safe during breastfeeding?

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


What is the effect of Pioglitazone on the Kidneys?

Pioglitazone rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Pioglitazone on the Liver?

Pioglitazone can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.


What is the effect of Pioglitazone on the Heart?

The heart can be affected by Pioglitazone. 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.


Severe Interaction of Pioglitazone with Other Drugs

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

Pioglitazone Contraindications

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

  1. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Anemia
  4. Bladder Cancer
  5. Diabetes Type 1
  6. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  7. Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Pioglitazone

Is this Pioglitazone habit forming or addictive?

Pioglitazone does not cause addiction.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Pioglitazone since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Pioglitazone only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Pioglitazone is not used to treat mental disorders.


Pioglitazone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Pioglitazone

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Pioglitazone and food will interact.


Interaction between Alcohol and Pioglitazone

Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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