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Opam 15mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Opam 15 MG Description

Opam 15 mg Tablet is a diabetic medication. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults and helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Preventing serious complications of

diabetes like kidney damage and eye problems are common uses of Opam 15 mg tablets. Do not stop using this medicine even if the blood glucose levels are within normal range. The main component of this medication is Pioglitazone. It is an oral antidiabetic medicine. The mode of action of Opam 15 mg tablets is to modulate the genes and production of proteins, which results in lower blood glucose levels and improves fat metabolism in the muscle, adipose tissue, and the liver. High glucose levels can increase the risk of blindness, kidney damage, nerve problems, diabetic food, loss of limbs, etc. Follow your doctor’s directions for using Opam 15 mg tablet. Remember to make lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, weight loss, etc., which play a big role in controlling diabetes. Muscle pain, tiredness, common cold, headache, toothache, etc., are some of the common side effects of Opam 15 mg tablets. This medicine is not indicated for people with type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or severe kidney or liver disease.


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ContainsPioglitazone(15.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes
Side effectsMuscle pain, Pain in the arms or legs, Sore throat, Gas, Upper respiratory tract infection, Headache
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Uses of Opam 15 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Opam 15 mg tablet is indicated for the treatment of the following condition:
  • It is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults along with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Contraindications of Opam 15 MG

  • If you have a history of serious hypersensitivity to Pioglitazone or other similar medications. Serious allergic reactions require immediate emergency treatment with supportive measures.
  • If you want to use this medicine for type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones)
  • If you have a history of congestive heart failure. Fluid retention may occur and can exacerbate or lead to congestive heart failure.
  • If you are having any signs and symptoms of heart failure (e.g., excessive and rapid weight gain, breathing problems and/or oedema).
  • If you are diagnosed with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure.
  • If you have acute pancreatitis.
  • If you have a severe skin condition such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
  • If you have a serious liver failure.
  • If you have a disorder that causes easy fractures.
  • If you have active bladder cancer. It also increases the risk of bladder cancer.
  • If you have severe joint pain or Arthralgia.
  • If you have bullous pemphigoid, which causes blisters on the skin.

Side effects of Opam 15 MG

  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Sore throat
  • Gas
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Opam 15 MG



Can I take the Opam 15 mg tablet during pregnancy?
There is not enough information and well-controlled studies available on the safety of Opam 15 mg tablets in pregnant women. Some animal studies have shown problems in the foetus when higher amounts of this medicine are used. These tablets should be used during pregnancy only if needed. Please consult your doctor before using them.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Opam 15 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
There is not enough data present on the effects of Opam 15 mg tablets in nursing women. It is not likely to reach the breastmilk or bloodstream of the infant or cause any side effects in breastfed infants. Please consult your doctor before using them.


Can I drive if I have taken the Opam 15 mg tablet?
Opam tablets do not directly cause any side effects that can affect driving. However, do not drive if you notice any high or low blood sugar symptoms such as confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, etc. These symptoms can be dangerous while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Opam 15 mg tablet?
Yes, it is safe to consume alcohol as there is no interaction between alcohol and Opam 15 mg tablets. However, it's best to drink no more than 2 units a day. Drinking more than this can raise your risk of low blood sugar.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a severe kidney or liver illness.
  • You have a skin rash, itching, redness, and other allergic reactions.
  • You notice any central nervous system effects like dizziness, etc.
  • You do not want to get pregnant. This medicine increases the chance of pregnancy.
  • You have any vision problems or have been diagnosed with a diabetic eye disorder.
  • You are planning to have a medical surgery or a dental procedure.
  • You get sick, develop an infection or fever, experience unusual stress, or are injured. These conditions can affect your blood sugar and the amount of Opam 15 mg tablets you may need.

Mode of Action of Opam 15 MG

How Does It Work?

Opam 15 mg tablet contains Pioglitazone. It is classified as an antidiabetic medicine. It is not an insulin analogue. This medicine works by stimulating certain specific receptors, which change the wa...
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Directions for Use of Opam 15 MG

  • Take Opam 15 mg tablets just as the doctor prescribed to you.
  • Do not change the dose of Opam 15 mg tablet, even if you do not see its effects.
  • Swallow this pill as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew it.
  • It is better to not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use Opam 15 mg medicine if its packaging has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking the Opam 15 mg tablet, as it can cause adverse effects from withdrawal.
  • You can take Opam medicine with or without food.

Interactions of Opam 15 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you are using oral birth control pills along with Opam 15 mg tablets, as this medication can lower the effectiveness of the birth control pills. It increases the chances of unwan...
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  • Be careful if you are using medications such as erythromycin, astemizole, calcium channel blockers, cisapride, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, tacrolimus, triazolam, and t...
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  • Antifungal medications such as ketoconazole and itraconazole can lower the removal of Opam tablets. Enough information is not available on the exact mechanism of interaction. Hence, be cautious while ...
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Interactions with food items

  • Food increases the time it takes for an Opam 15 mg tablet to reach its peak levels in the bloodstream. However, food does not change the level of absorption of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Opam 15 MG

Store Opam 15 mg tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature. Keep these medicines away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Opam 15 mg tablets away from children and p...
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Dosage of Opam 15 MG


Overdose symptoms due to an excess amount of Opam 15 mg tablet can include adverse effects such as low blood sugar, extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain,...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Opam 15 mg tablet, take it as soon as you recall it. If you remember when it is already time to take the next dose of Opam tablet, take the scheduled dose and skip the mis...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Opam 15 mg tablets cause any fertility problems if I use them regularly?

A: If you are not planning to get pregnant or have not yet experienced menopause (end of monthly periods), Opam 15 mg tablets may raise the chance of getting pregnant. It can happen even if you do not have regular monthly periods or have a condition that prevents you from ovulating (releasing an egg from the ovaries). Talk to your doctor about methods of birth control that will prevent pregnancy.

Q: Can Opam 15 mg tablets cause any changes to the weight if I use them regularly?

A: In some cases, Opam 15 mg Tablet can cause weight gain. It is mostly dose-related. The reason for this could also be due to fat accumulation. In heart failure patients, it could be due to water retention in the body. Hence, it is important to monitor weight in patients at risk of heart failure.

Q: Can I take Opam 15 mg tablets if I have an acute liver condition?

A: Do not use Opam tablets if you have a liver injury or failure, and consult your doctor immediately. These tablets should be used with caution in such patients, as they can worsen the condition.
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