Pioglitazone, Glimepiride Oral Tablet 30-2Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pioglitazone, Glimepiride: Oral tablet (30-2mg)

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Pioglitazone/Glimep 30-2mg Tab
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Pioglitazone/Glimep 30-2mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

GLIMEPIRIDE; PIOGLITAZONE (GLYE me pye ride; pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet

NDC: 007815634
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Avoid excessive humidity
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet

Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
1.1-5.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.6-26.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
1.6-26.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
2.7-13.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-5.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
4.0-7.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.3-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Broken Bones Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
5.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
6.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
13.4-15.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet(Glimepiride)
Alcohol and Sulfonylureas(Glimepiride)
Alcohol may interfere with the actions of Antidiabetic agents (Insulin or other drugs used to treat Diabetes). Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are on Antidiabetic Agents. You should also learn how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Thiazolidinediones(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
While a single moderate serviing of alcohol may be okay from time to time, in general excess use of Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are take medicines for diabetes. You should also learn how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Pioglitazine(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
Pioglitazone can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effects profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Pioglitazone. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet(Glimepiride)
Tobacco and Sulfonylureas(Glimepiride)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Pioglitazone Hydrochloride/Glimepiride 30mg-2mg Tablet(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
Tobacco and Thiazolidinediones(Pioglitazone Hydrochloride)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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