Pizlan-15

Composition Pioglitazone 15mg Tablets
Pack 10×10 Alu-Alu
MRP 390
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Description

Pioglitazone HCL Tablets – Pioglitazone is a medication that treats type 2 diabetes. It helps your body use insulin more effectively and lowers blood sugar. Pioglitazone is recommended along with a diet and exercise program to get the best results against diabetes, (a chronic condition in which the body does not use insulin properly and is therefore unable to control blood sugar). Pioglitazone belongs to a group of medicines called thiazolidinediones. It increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar. Pioglitazone is not used to treat type 1 diabetes, a serious condition that may develop if high blood sugar is not treated).

Uses of Pioglitazone HCL Tablets

Pioglitazone HCL tablets are primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here are the primary uses and benefits of pioglitazone tablets:

  1. Pioglitazone belongs to a group of medicines called thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity. It increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which helps the body use insulin more effectively.
  2. Pioglitazone helps reduce elevated blood sugar levels by reducing insulin resistance in the body’s cells. This mechanism of action can help lower both fasting and postprandial (after a meal) blood sugar.
  3. By increasing insulin sensitivity, pioglitazone can help reduce the amount of insulin the body needs to control blood sugar levels.
  4. Pioglitazone is often prescribed in combination with other diabetes medications, such as metformin, sulfonylureas, or insulin, to achieve better blood sugar control.
  5. Recent studies have shown that pioglitazone may have additional cardiovascular benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for these conditions.
  6. Pioglitazone may also improve lipid profiles by increasing HDL (“good” cholesterol) and lowering triglycerides.
  7. It is often used in the long-term treatment of type 2 diabetes to help maintain stability.
  8. In some patients, pioglitazone may delay the need for insulin therapy or reduce the required insulin doses. 

Note: It’s important to note that pioglitazone is not suitable for everyone and may have side effects or interactions with other medications. Therefore, it should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider who can monitor its effects and adjust treatment as necessary.

Side Effects

This medication causes changes in the blood sugar. You should keep monitoring the symptoms of low and high blood sugar. Pioglitazone may cause side effects. Get immediate medical assistance if any of these symptoms become severe or do not go away:

  • Skin rash, itching, hives, swelling on face, lips, throat
  • Vision loss, blurry vision
  • Lethargy, Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Frequent, painful urination
  • Muscle pain

Precautions

  • Avoid alcohol consumption.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. 
  • Tell your doctor if you recently had gone through surgery
  • Consult your healthcare professional if you are suffering from liver or kidney diseases. 
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