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Pioglit MF Forte (Pioglitazone, Metformin)
Pioglit MF Forte (Pioglitazone, Metformin) used in combination with diet and exercise to lower blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Pioglitazone belongs to class of thiazolidinedione. Pioglitazone decreases insulin resistance in the periphery and in the liver that helps the body make better use of insulin it produces and also decreases the glucose output from the liver.
Numbness, Abnormal liver function tests, Bladder cancer, Bone fracture, Insomnia, Nasal infection, Visual impairment, Weight gain
Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine that helps to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Metformin belongs to class of medications called antidiabetics.It decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the food and the amount ofglucose made by liver. Metformin also increases the body’s response to insulin(a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood).
Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn
Consult your doctor if you have any mental confusion, persistant abdominal pain, dark uine, yellowing of skin/eyes or easy bruising, Check your blood sugar regularly.
Consult your doctor:
• If you are allergic to pioglit mf 15 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• If you have heart failure or have had heart failure in the past.
• If you have liver disease.
• If you have had a complication of diabetes causing rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting (diabetic ketoacidosis) or a special type of diabetic eye disease with swelling of the back of the eye(macular edema).
• If you have ever had bladder cancer and blood in urine.
• If you have cysts on your ovaries (polycystic ovary syndrome).
Q. Does pioglitazone cause hair loss?
No, pioglitazone does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Does pioglitazone cause bladder cancer or any other cancer?
In clinical studies, more people who took pioglit mf 15 for more than one year developed bladder cancer as compared to those who did not take pioglitazone. It is recommended to consult your doctor about the risk of taking this medication if you have had bladder cancer in the past or have a history of passing blood in urine. No other cancer type has been linked with use of pioglitazone.
Q. Does pioglitazone cause heart failure?
Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention, which may worsen or precipitate heart failure.
Q. Is pioglit mf 15 safe?
Pioglitazone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise.
Q. Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.
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Pioglitazone / Metformin
Type 2 diabetes
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
10 tablets in 1 strip
Pioglitazone (15mg) + Metformin (500mg)