Pioglitazone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Pioglitazone?

(pye oh GLI ta zone)

• This medicine is used to lower blood sugar in diabetic patients.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you are 80 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not drive if blood sugar has been low. There is a greater risk of an accident.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you are on a lactose-free diet, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Risk of pregnancy in females of childbearing age who have not been ovulating.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work to...

 
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