PIONORM 15MG TABLET
PIONORM 15MG TABLET is an anti-diabetic medicine belongs to the class of thiazolidinedione (TZD) also called ‘glitazones’ used to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes is an illness where the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or the insulin that it makes doesn’t work properly. This is diabetes that usually develops in adulthood.
PIONORM 15MG TABLET contains Pioglitazone which helps control the level of sugar in your blood when you have type 2 diabetes by helping your body make better use of the insulin it produces. Your doctor will check whether Pioglitazone is working 3-6 months after you start taking it.
PIONORM 15MG TABLET may be used on its own in patients who are unable to take metformin, and where treatment with diet and exercise has failed to control blood sugar or may be added to other therapies (such as gliclazide, glibenclamide, glipizide, tolbutamide or insulin) which have failed to provide sufficient control of blood sugar. Pioglitazone may also be used in combination with insulin.
PIONORM 15MG TABLET should be taken with food or empty stomach. However, it should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advice, your doctor will decide, what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. The most common side effect of PIONORM 15MG TABLET is upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and pharyngitis.
PIONORM 15MG TABLET should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking PIONORM 15MG TABLET suddenly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney damage (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). PIONORM 15MG TABLET should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to PIONORM 15MG TABLET or any of the other ingredients of PIONORM 15MG TABLET, have heart failure or have had heart failure in the past, diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes causing rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting), severe kidney or liver disease, bladder cancer. Please inform your doctor if you have any heart disease, is or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Safety and efficacy of PIONORM 15MG TABLET in children under 18 years have not been established, so it should not be given to them.
Uses of PIONORM 15MG TABLET
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
PIONORM 15MG TABLET is an antidiabetic drug (thiazolidinedione/glitazones) used along with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes. PIONORM 15MG TABLET works by helping to restore your body’s appropriate response to insulin, thereby lowering your blood sugar.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of PIONORM 15MG TABLET
Every medicine has some side effects. In the beginning days of the treatment with PIONORM 15MG TABLET, you may suffer from upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and pharyngitis (inflammation of pharynx located back of neck). But these would be temporary and may be relieved after some time. However, if you still have discomfort speak with the doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Fluid retention (oedema) may occur and can lead to congestive heart failure so, combination use with insulin and use in heart failure may increase risk in patients taking PIONORM 15MG TABLET. You should not take PIONORM 15MG TABLET if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. PIONORM 15MG TABLET, when used with or without insulin, has the tendency to extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin. Increased fractures may be reported in some women taking PIONORM 15MG TABLET. Patients with bladder cancer and macular oedema (fluid build-up in the macula part of the retina of the eye) should consult the doctor before using PIONORM 15MG TABLET.
Drug-Drug Interaction: PIONORM 15MG TABLET may interact with antidiabetics (gemfibrozil), and antibiotics (rifampicin). So, tell your doctor if you are using these drugs before taking PIONORM 15MG TABLET.
Drug-Food Interaction: Taking PIONORM 15MG TABLET with alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of a rare but serious and potentially life-threatening condition known as lactic acidosis (build-up of lactic acid in the blood) and hypoglycaemia.
Drug-Disease Interaction: PIONORM 15MG TABLET should be avoided in patients with congestive heart failure (heart-related issues), type I diabetes, bladder cancer, oedema, liver disease, macular oedema, premenopausal anovulation, obesity (weight gain), anaemia as it may worsen the condition.