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PIOKIND 15MG TABLET is an anti-diabetic medicine belongs to the class of thiazolidinedione (TZD) also called 'glitazones' used to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes is an illness where the body doesn't make enough insulin, or the insulin that it makes doesn't work properly. This is diabetes that usually develops in adulthood.

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET contains Pioglitazone which helps control the level of sugar in your blood when you have type 2 diabetes by helping your body make better use of the insulin it produces. Your doctor will check whether Pioglitazone is working 3-6 months after you start taking it.

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET may be used on its own in patients who are unable to take metformin, and where treatment with diet and exercise has failed to control blood sugar or may be added to other therapies (such as gliclazide, glibenclamide, glipizide, tolbutamide or insulin) which have failed to provide sufficient control of blood sugar. Pioglitazone may also be used in combination with insulin.

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET should be taken with food or empty stomach. However, it should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advice, your doctor will decide, what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. The most common side effect of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET is upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and pharyngitis.

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking PIOKIND 15MG TABLET suddenly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney damage (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). PIOKIND 15MG TABLET should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to PIOKIND 15MG TABLET or any of the other ingredients of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET, have heart failure or have had heart failure in the past, diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes causing rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting), severe kidney or liver disease, bladder cancer. Please inform your doctor if you have any heart disease, is or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Safety and efficacy of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET in children under 18 years have not been established, so it should not be given to them.



Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET is an antidiabetic drug (thiazolidinedione/glitazones) used along with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes. PIOKIND 15MG TABLET works by helping to restore your body's appropriate response to insulin, thereby lowering your blood sugar.

Directions for Use

PIOKIND 15MG TABLET should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Always take PIOKIND 15MG TABLET exactly as your doctor told you. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets on the basis of your medical condition. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET

Every medicine has some side effects. In the beginning days of the treatment with PIOKIND 15MG TABLET, you may suffer from upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and pharyngitis (inflammation of pharynx located back of neck). But these would be temporary and may be relieved after some time. However, if you still have discomfort speak with the doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Fluid retention (oedema) may occur and can lead to congestive heart failure so, combination use with insulin and use in heart failure may increase risk in patients taking PIOKIND 15MG TABLET. You should not take PIOKIND 15MG TABLET if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. PIOKIND 15MG TABLET, when used with or without insulin, has the tendency to extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin. Increased fractures may be reported in some women taking PIOKIND 15MG TABLET. Patients with bladder cancer and macular oedema (fluid build-up in the macula part of the retina of the eye) should consult the doctor before using PIOKIND 15MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning


    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with PIOKIND 15MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects.

  • Safety Warning


    Consult Your Doctor

    PIOKIND 15MG TABLET is not generally recommended in pregnancy. It's not clear whether pioglitazone can harm your unborn baby. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking this drug in case you are pregnant.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking PIOKIND 15MG TABLET.

  • Safety Warning


    PIOKIND 15MG TABLET will not affect your ability to drive or use machines but take care if you experience abnormal vision.

  • Safety Warning


    PIOKIND 15MG TABLET to 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


    PIOKIND 15MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Fill your half plate with starchy veggies, a quarter with proteins, and a quarter with whole grain.
  • Eat at regular interval. 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 fibre enriched foods.
  • Reduce intake of saturated fat (or hidden fats) in the 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 to blood sugar changes.
  • Opt for low-fat dairy products (low-fat yoghurt, 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

  • 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 hypoglycaemia 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. 
  • It is always better that your physician knows about any underlying conditions like kidney disease or liver disease, prior heart attack, alcohol intake, etc before the doctor prescribes you this medicine.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while on this drug as it increases the risk of hypoglycaemia (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.

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This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to make sufficient insulin, or the insulin that it makes doesn't work properly or utilized by our body. This can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia). Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination at night, slow wound healing, increased hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be weight gain while in rare cases weight loss may be observed. The complication of type 2 diabetes also includes neuropathy (nerve problems), nephropathy (kidney problems), and retinopathy (damaged retina of eyes or blindness), loss of limbs, sexual dysfunction, and increase the chance of heart attack or stroke.


Type-2 diabetes generally does not affect healthy children and teens, but it may affect children who are obese, which is also known as Childhood Obesity.

Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar levels, and it is one of the side effects of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET. Hypoglycemia can occur if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with this medicine. It is important to monitor blood sugar levels regularly.

If you have symptoms like increased hunger, increased thirst, frequent urination (usually at night), unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow wound/sores healing, and frequent infections, contact doctor as it can be a condition of type 2 diabetes.

In case you feel that your blood sugar level is going down and you are feeling weak, immediately eat sugar candies or drink sugary beverages. It will help to balance the blood sugar level in your body. So, it is advisable to keep sugar candies with you.

Yes, Metformin and Pioglitazone is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Metformin and pioglitazone are used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus who do not use daily insulin injections.

If you have or have ever had urinary bladder cancer, diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), or kidney or liver disease, avoid use of PIOKIND 15MG TABLET. If it is urgent consult with the doctor.



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