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Opam 30mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Opam Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine containing pioglitazone as its active ingredient. It is useful in improving the blood sugar levels of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. While taking this medi...
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ContainsPioglitazone(30.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, weight gain, blurred vision
ClassificationANTI-DIABETIC
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Uses of Opam 30 MG

Opam Tablet is used in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients to improve their blood sugar levels, along with diet and exercise.

Contraindications of Opam 30 MG

  • If you are allergic to Pioglitazone or any of the ingredient of Opam Tablet.
  • If you have diabetic ketoacidosis (uncontrolled diabetes along with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss).
  • If you are suffering from any heart problems like heart failure.
  • If you have any problems with your liver.
  • If you ever had or have bladder cancer.
  • If you notice blood in your urine and your doctor is not aware of it.

Side effects of Opam 30 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory tract infection like cough, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat
  • Weight gain
  • Numbness
  • Abnormal or blurred vision

Precautions and Warnings of Opam 30 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Opam Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Opam Tablet should not be used during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Opam Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Opam Tablet should not use this medicine while breastfeeding as it is unknown if Pioglitazone passes into breastmilk. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Opam Tablet?
A:
Opam Tablet may blur your vision and make you feel dizzy, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Opam Tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Opam Tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from any liver disease.
  • You are suffering from any heart problem like irregular heartbeat, heart failure.
  • You are suffering from a certain type of diabetic eye disease called macular oedema.
  • You notice any type of swelling or have fluid retention, as Opam Tablet may worsen your condition.
  • You have cysts on your ovaries.
  • Opam may increase the risk of bone fractures.
  • When taking this medicine along with other antidiabetic medicines, you may experience episodes of low blood sugar. Always carry sugar or a bar of chocolate. Do not consume sugar-free during such episo...
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  • Opam Tablet is not recommended in patients below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Opam 30 MG

How Does It Work?

Pioglitazone in Opam Tablet works by helping the body make better use of the insulin it produces.

Directions for Use of Opam 30 MG

Opam Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be best if you to...
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Interactions of Opam 30 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Opam Tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a p...
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  • Opam Tablet should be used with caution along with gemfibrozil (used to lower blood cholesterol) and rifampicin (antibiotic) as it may after its effects. Close monitoring of your blood sugar levels is...
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Interactions with food items

Opam Tablet can be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Opam 30 MG

Store Opam Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard unused medicine prop...
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Dosage of Opam 30 MG

Overdose

Please seek immediate medical care if you experience any symptoms of low blood sugar (dizziness, shakiness, confusion, anxiety, palpitations, etc) or suspect an overdose with Opam Tablet.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Opam Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a doubl...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Opam Tablet?

A: Opam Tablet is used in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients to improve their blood sugar levels, along with diet and exercise.

Q: How to take Opam Tablet?

A: Opam Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.

Q: Can Opam Tablet be given to children?

A: No, Opam Tablet is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years old, as there is limited safety information available.

Q: What is the content present in Opam?

A: The content present in Opam is pioglitazone as its active component, which is an anti-diabetic medicine.

Q: What are the side effects of Opam?

A: Headache, dizziness, numbness, weight gain, blurred vision are a few common side effects of Opam, although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

Q: When should I take Opam?

A: You should take Opam exactly as advised by the doctor with or without food. But it is advised to take it at the same time each day for maximum benefits.
Product Details
Brand
OPAM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
17/08/2022

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