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PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

Manufacturer

SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Product Details

About PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET belongs to the group of medications called ‘antidiabetic agents’ used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic or life-long condition in which blood sugar or glucose levels rise more than normal. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin (metabolizes glucose), or if produced, it cannot function properly in the body.

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is a combination of three medicines, namely: Glibenclamide, Metformin, and Pioglitazone. Glibenclamide increases the production of insulin by acting on the pancreas. Metformin acts by decreasing liver glucose production and intestinal glucose uptake. Pioglitazone works by decreasing the amount of glucose released by the liver and improving the sensitivity of tissues of muscles and fats towards insulin effects.

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is available in oral tablet dosage form. You should take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. You may experience side-effects of such as nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (falling sick), diarrhoea, stomach ache, respiratory infection, weight gain, numbness, and vision problems. Some patients experience decline in blood sugar levels lower than normal (hypoglycemia) resulting in sweating, dizziness, headache, confusion, feeling hungry, temporary changes in vision, uneasiness, irritability, and weakness. In such cases, seek medical attention immediately.

Do not take PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents. Before taking PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking other medicines that include prescription or non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Do not stop this medication abruptly, even if you feel better. PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET may cause ‘lactic acidosis’ (accumulation of lactic acid in the blood), which requires immediate medical attention. The risk increases if you are previously diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases. Do not consume alcohol (risk of lactic acidosis) or fast for prolonged periods (risk of hypoglycemia). Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Uses of PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET contains three medicines, namely: Glibenclamide, Metformin, and Pioglitazone. Glibenclamide increases the production of insulin by acting on the pancreas. Metformin acts by decreasing liver glucose production and intestinal glucose uptake. Pioglitazone works by decreasing the amount of glucose released by the liver and improving the sensitivity of tissues of muscles and fats towards insulin effects. Together PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET decreases the elevated blood sugar level after the meal along with the recommended diet and exercise. 

Directions for Use

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is available as oral tablets. Tablets: Tablets are swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor at a fixed time every day. It is recommended to take PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET with food to prevent hypoglycemia.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Vomiting (falling sick)
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach ache
  • Respiratory infection
  • Weight gain
  • Numbness
  • Vision problems

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET may cause ‘lactic acidosis’ (buildup of lactic acid in the blood), characterized by abdominal pain, muscle cramps, vomiting, severe fatigue, and difficulty breathing. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Inform your doctor if you have any severe liver or kidney problems as their normal functioning is required to eliminate excess lactic acid from the body.  Do not consume excess alcohol as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis. It should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases as it increases the risk of heart failure.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Alcohol may increase the risk of side-effects and worsen the condition.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is a category C drug and may cause harmful effects to the unborn baby. So, it is used only when the benefits of this medicine outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET should not be used in breastfeeding mothers as it may get secreted in the breast milk and cause unwanted effects in the nursing babies.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET may cause vision problems. So, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you have any problems with your vision while using PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET should be taken with caution especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with kidney diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Fill your half plate with starchy veggies, a quarter with proteins, and a quarter with whole grain.
  • Eat at regular intervals. Do not take the long gap between a meal or snack.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly especially when there are a lot of fluctuations.
  • Invest at least 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity and 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise every week.
  • Lose weight gradually to achieve a healthy body mass index (18.5 to 24.9).
  • Replace refined carbohydrates containing foods with whole grain foods and increase intake of fruits and veggies and other fiber-enriched foods.
  • Reduce intake of saturated fat (or hidden fats) in food like chips, crisps, pastries, biscuits, and samosas. Choose omega 3 fatty acid-containing oils for daily cooking. For frying, you may use palm oil, mustard oil, groundnut oil, rice bran oil, and safflower oil.
  • Do not take stress as it may elevate your blood sugar level. You may adopt stress management techniques like mindfulness, yoga, or meditation to control stress-related blood sugar changes.
  • Opt for low-fat dairy products (low-fat yogurt, fat-free milk, and cheese, etc.).
  • Keep your blood pressure as normal (120/80) as possible. As it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases in diabetes patients.

Special Advise

  • PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET shows optimum effects when you follow healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, healthy diet, etc.
  • Keep taking the drug even if you think your blood sugar levels are under control. If you miss a dose, do not take a larger dose, consult your treating physician for advice.
  • Take short frequent meals, avoid prolonged fasting when taking this drug. Beware of symptoms of hypoglycemia which include sweating, dizziness, palpitations, shivering, intense thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, frequent urination, etc. Whenever you experience the above-mentioned symptoms, immediately consume 5-6 candies or 3 glucose biscuits or 3 teaspoons of honey/sugar and also get in touch with your physician. Make sure to carry these with you at all times, especially for long travels.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while on this drug as it increases the risk of hypoglycemia (decrease in blood sugar which might be fatal in some cases) and lactic acidosis (when the lactic acid increases in the body which impacts the functioning of various organs in the body).
  • Try to quit smoking and reduce intake of carbohydrate-rich food like potato, rice, mangoes, bread, sugar, etc.

Other Information (PIO0104)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Jan-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated in the body. Insulin is responsible for the utilization of glucose by the cells. In type 2 diabetes, the body cells do not respond to insulin, or in later stages, your body may not produce enough insulin. Symptoms include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, increased appetite, and dry mouth. This condition may worsen over time and cause toxic effects if not properly treated.

FAQs

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines, Glibenclamide, Metformin, and Pioglitazone. It works by increasing the production of insulin, helping to restore your body's appropriate response to insulin, and thereby lowering your elevated blood sugar levels.

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Hypoglycemia can occur if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, intense exercise, or take other antidiabetic medicine along with this medicine. So, take your medicine as advised by your doctor to avoid any unwanted effects of this medicine.

You may experience symptoms such as increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, weight loss, delayed wound healing, and frequent infections if you have diabetes. Consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

If you feel that your blood sugar levels are dropping, eat glucose tablets or chocolate immediately. This will help to increase your sugar levels instantly. So, it is always advised to carry glucose tablets or sugar candies with you.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

PIOGLUCORED FORTE TABLET

MRP: 84.00

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