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Pioglit 7.5 MF (Pioglitazone + Metformin)
Select Ref Description Manufacturer Pack Size Strength Our Price
P1237 Pioglit 7.5 MF (Pioglitazone + Metformin) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 7.5 mg+500 mg $ 3.91
P1226 Amaryl M 1 mg (Glimepride+Metformin) Sanofi-Aventis 10 tabs 1 mg+500 mg $ 5.45
P1227 Amaryl M 2 mg (Glemepride+Metformin) Sanofi-Aventis 10 tabs 2 mg+500 mg $ 8.91
P1228 Azulix Forte (Glimepride + Metformin) Torrent 10 tabs 1 mg+1000 mg $ 5.30
P1229 Azulix Forte (Glimepride + Metformin) Torrent 10 tabs 2 mg+1000 mg $ 5.99
P1231 Carbophage 1000 SR (Metformin) Merck 10 tabs 1000 mg $ 3.91
P1230 Carbophage 500SR (Metformin) Merck 10 tabs 500 mg $ 3.00
J153 Glucophage (Metformin Hcl) Generic 10 tabs 500 mg $ 1.61
J154 Glucophage (Metformin Hcl) Generic 10 tabs 850 mg $ 3.29
J155 Glucophage (Metformin Hcl) Generic 10 tabs 1000 mg $ 3.54
J421 Glyburide/ Metformin Generic 10 tabs 5/500 mg $ 2.59
P1232 Glyciphage (Metformin) Franco Indian 10 tabs 250 mg $ 1.16
P1233 Glyciphage (Metformin) Franco Indian 10 tabs 500 mg $ 2.80
P1234 Glyciphage (Metformin) Franco Indian 10 tabs 850 mg $ 1.68
P1263 Janumet (Sitagliptin + Metformin) MSD 14 tabs 50 mg+500 mg $ 27.05
P1264 Janumet (Sitagliptin + Metformin) MSD 14 tabs 50 mg+1000 mg $ 27.05
J443 Metformin Generic 10 tabs 850 mg $ 1.82
J485 Metformin Generic 10 tabs 500 mg $ 2.10
Out Of Stock P1242 Rezult M (Rosiglitazone + Metformin) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 2 mg+500 mg $ 4.20
Out Of Stock P1243 Rezult M 4 (Rosiglitazone + Metformin) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 4 mg+500 mg $ 5.08
J12 Actos (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride) Generic 10 tabs 15 mg $ 2.10
J13 Actos (Pioglitazone Hydrochloride) Generic 10 tabs 30 mg $ 3.60
P1235 Pioglit (Pioglitazone) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 15 mg $ 4.13
P1236 Pioglit (Pioglitazone) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 30 mg $ 6.43
P1238 Pioglit 15MF (Pioglitazone + Metformin) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 15 mg+500 mg $ 5.35
P1239 Pioglit 30MF (Pioglitazone + Metformin) Sun Pharma 10 tabs 30 mg+500 mg $ 7.51
Price is per pack & not per tab.. eg: if pack size is 10 tabs & price is $2.75 then for 100 tabs the price would be $27.50

What is pioglitazone?


Pioglitazone is an oral diabetes medicine that help control blood sugar levels.

Pioglitazone is for people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Pioglitazone is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Pioglitazone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about pioglitazone?


Do not use pioglitazone if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Before taking pioglitazone, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, or liver disease.

Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them, including hunger, headache, confusion, irritability, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, tremors, sweating, fast heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), fainting, or coma (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal). Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Some women using pioglitazone have started having menstrual periods, even after not having a period for a long time due to a medical condition. You may be able to get pregnant if your periods restart. Talk with your doctor about the need for birth control. Women may also be more likely than men to have bone fractures in the upper arm, hand, or foot while taking pioglitazone. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about this possibility. Taking certain oral diabetes medications may increase your risk of serious heart problems. However, not treating your diabetes can damage your heart and other organs. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of treating your diabetes with pioglitazone.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pioglitazone?


Do not use pioglitazone if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests to sfaely take this medication. Before taking pioglitazone, tell your doctor if you have:

congestive heart failure or heart disease;

a history of heart attack or stroke; or

liver disease.

Taking certain oral diabetes medications may increase your risk of serious heart problems. However, not treating your diabetes can damage your heart and other organs. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of treating your diabetes with pioglitazone. Some women using pioglitazone have started having menstrual periods, even after not having a period for a long time due to a medical condition. You may be able to get pregnant if your periods restart. Talk with your doctor about the need for birth control. Women may also be more likely than men to have bone fractures in the upper arm, hand, or foot while taking pioglitazone. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about this possibility. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether pioglitazone is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether pioglitazone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take pioglitazone without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take pioglitazone?


Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger or smaller amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

Pioglitazone is usually taken once daily. You may take the medicine with or without food.

Pioglitazone is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Your doctor may also recommend other medicines to treat your diabetes.

It is important to use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested, and you may need regular eye exams. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Your medication needs may change if you become sick or injured, if you have a serious infection, or if you have any type of surgery. Your doctor may want you to stop taking pioglitazone for a short time if any of these situations affect you.

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low, causing hypoglycemia. You may have hypoglycemia if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress.

Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them:

hunger, headache, confusion, irritability;

drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, tremors;

sweating, fast heartbeat;

seizure (convulsions); or

fainting, coma (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal).

Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Sugar sources include orange juice, glucose gel, candy, or milk. If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use an injection of glucagon. Your doctor can give you a prescription for a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to give the injection.

Store pioglitazone at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.


What happens if I miss a dose?


Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?


Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. You may have signs of low blood sugar, such as hunger, headache, confusion, irritability, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, tremors, sweating, fast heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), fainting, or coma.

What should I avoid while taking pioglitazone?


Avoid drinking alcohol while taking pioglitazone. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and may increase the risk of hypoglycemia while you are taking this medicine.

Pioglitazone side effects


Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using pioglitazone and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;

swelling or rapid weight gain;

chest pain, general ill feeling;

nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

blurred vision;

increased thirst or hunger, urinating more than usual; or

pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness.

Continue taking this medication and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:

sneezing, runny nose, cough or other signs of a cold;

headache;

gradual weight gain;

muscle pain; or

tooth problems.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pioglitazone Dosing Information


Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Mellitus Type II:

Monotherapy:
Initial dose: 15 mg to 30 mg orally once a day. Doses may be taken without regard to meals.
Maintenance dose: In patients who respond inadequately to the initial dose, it may be increased in increments up to 45 mg once daily.

Combination Therapy:
15 mg to 30 mg orally once a day in combination with metformin, a sulfonylurea or insulin. Doses may be taken without regard to meals.

What other drugs will affect pioglitazone?


You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you are taking pioglitazone with other drugs that raise blood sugar. Drugs that can raise blood sugar include:

isoniazid;

diuretics (water pills);

steroids (prednisone and others);

phenothiazines (Compazine and others);

thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others);

birth control pills and other hormones;

seizure medicines (Dilantin and others); and

diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.

You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are taking pioglitazone with other drugs that lower blood sugar. Drugs that can lower blood sugar include:

some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);

aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol);

sulfa drugs (Bactrim and others);

a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI);

beta-blockers (Tenormin and others); or

probenecid (Benemid).

The following drugs can interact with pioglitazone:

midazolam (Versed);

gemfibrozil (Lopid);

rifampin (Rifadin);

furosemide (Lasix); or

nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia).

This list is not complete and there may be other medications that can interact with pioglitazone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?


Your pharmacist can provide more information about pioglitazone.

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