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INFORMATION ABOUT METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG

METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG uses

METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG is a combination of two drugs: Pioglitazone and Metformin. It is used to lower the blood sugar levels of diabetic patients.

Common side-effects


• Broken bones
• Vomiting
• Diarrhoea
• Lack of appetite
• Nausea
• Stomach ache
• Abnormal vision I

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG


• Take METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG with or after meals to avoid stomach upset. Try to take METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG at the same time daily for best results.
• Please do not expect instant results. Give at least 3 months for METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG to work and attain satisfied results.
• Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased chance of getting pregnant. You are advised to speak with your doctor about the use of suitable contraception.
• If you are going to have a major surgery, inform your doctor about METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG use. It is better to stop using METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG before and after the surgery, until you recover.
• Your doctor may suggest taking blood tests regularly to know about the function of your liver. Your doctor may also suggest kidney tests.
• Take METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG with caution if you have or had a history of heart problems, liver disease, breathing difficulties, a habit of heavy drinking, bladder cancer, severe infection, impaired kidney function, undiagnosed and abnormal blood in the urine.
• Inform your doctor about all your ongoing and past medications, including over the counter medicines and herbal products, especially other antidiabetic medicines. Using METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG with other medicines for diabetes may cause hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels).
• Read the label of METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG carefully. Do not take METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG if you are allergic to pioglitazone, metformin or any of the ingredients mentioned in the label.
• If you are severely dehydrated due to any condition (diarrhoea, vomiting, over-exposure to sun/heat or less fluid intake), stop taking METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG until you are hydrated properly.
• Maintain low-cholesterol diet. Try to exercise regularly. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may cause worsening of your condition. 1
• METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG is especially helpful in the people who are overweight. You are suggested to check your weight regularly. Obesity or being overweight further complicates diabetes and may lead to other conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack etc. 1
• Always carry sugar containing ingredients such as fruits, fruit juice, sweets, sugar candy, especially, when you are travelling, to prevent the risk of hypoglycaemic shock.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q) How does METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG work? A) METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG is an antidiabetic medicine, which is a combination of pioglitazone and metformin. METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG improves glucose absorption by making the cells to reverse insulin resistance. It also reduces production of glucose from liver. This helps in controlling blood sugar levels.
Q) Does METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG cause weight loss? A) No, METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG does not cause weight loss. While on METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG medication, practice healthy lifestyle habits. Add exercise to your schedule. Watch out for foods containing high fat content. Maintaining healthy habits is good not only for your weight but also for controlling diabetes.
Q) Does METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG cause lactic acidosis? A) METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG rarely causes lactic acidosis. People with kidney damage or other kidney problems have higher chance to get lactic acidosis due to METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG. Alcohol increases the risk of lactic acidosis. So, avoid consuming excess amount of alcohol while on METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG medication. Serious infection, liver problems, dehydration, fasting for a long time can also increase the risk of lactic acidosis. It does not mean that all the people with above condition will get lactic acidosis. They only increase the chance of getting lactic acidosis.
Q) What if I take more METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG than prescribed dose? A) if you accidentally take more than prescribed dose of METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG, immediately inform your family members/friends and call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. Do not panic if you experience dizziness, excessive sweating, weakness, irregular heartbeat or blurred vision or additional symptoms. Take a family member/friend with you to the hospital. Tell your doctor about all the symptoms you observed. Take sugar-containing products, if you have any of the hypoglycaemic symptoms.
Q) How should I store METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG? A) METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG is stored at room temperature. Try to store METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG in a dry place and away from direct sunlight. Keep METFORMIN 15 MG + PIOGLITAZONE 500 MG away from children. Check the expiry date on label from time to time. Please do not store expired medicines.

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