Pioglitazone Oral Tablet 15Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pioglitazone: Oral tablet (15mg)

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Pioglitazone 15mg Tablet
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: P  |  15
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Pioglitazone 15mg Tablet
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Pioglitazone 15mg Tablet
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 48 
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Pioglitazone 15mg Tab
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Pioglitazone 15mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

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

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pioglitazone: Oral tablet(15mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 15mg Tablet

NDC: 167290020
  • 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 between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 15mg Tablet
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Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: P  |  15
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 15mg Tablet

Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<8.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.3-1.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
1.1-5.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
1.6-26.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.6-26.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
2.1-6.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.6-5.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
2.7-6.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
2.7-13.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
3.1-9.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
4.1-5.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
4.6-6.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
4.9-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Broken Bones Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
5.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.5-5.8%*
Severity: MILD
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 15mg 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 15mg 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 15mg 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 15mg 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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