pioglitazone-hcl-glimepiride

This medicine is a thiazolidinedione and sulfonylurea antidiabetic combination used to treat type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise.

This medicine is a thiazolidinedione and sulfonylurea antidiabetic combination used to treat type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. It may take 2-3 months to get the full effect from this medicine. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE without checking with your doctor. Lab tests may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, BLURRED VISION, OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. DO NOT DRIVE OR PERFORM OTHER POSSIBLY UNSAFE TASKS until you know how you react to it. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while you are taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of low blood sugar. Rarely, alcohol may interact with this medicine and cause a serious reaction with symptoms such as flushing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or stomach pain. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE LOW BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. Risk of low blood sugar may be increased by severe or prolonged exercise, or skipping meals. Low blood sugar may make you anxious, sweaty, weak, dizzy, drowsy, or faint. It may also make your heart beat faster; make your vision change; give you a headache, chills, or tremors; or increase hunger. It is a good idea to carry a reliable source of glucose (eg, tablets or gel) to treat low blood sugar. If this is not available, you should eat or drink a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, candy, orange juice, or non-diet soda. This will raise your blood sugar level quickly. Tell your doctor right away if this happens. THIS MEDICINE CONTAINS A SULFONYLUREA. It may increase the risk of death from heart disease. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of this or other therapies to treat your condition. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE YOU TO BECOME SUNBURNED MORE EASILY. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Use this medicine with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects. FOR WOMEN: AN INCREASED INCIDENCE OF BONE FRACTURE has been reported in women who take this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have a history of bone fracture, low calcium intake, or weak bones (eg, osteoporosis). THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE OVULATION in women who have not reached menopause but do not ovulate. To avoid pregnancy, be sure to use effective birth control while using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE HARM to the fetus or newborn. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE PREGNANT, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS FOUND in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
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