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Piocon Forte Tablets

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Piocon Forte Tablets Description

Piocon Forte Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication that is taken orally to improve control of blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It is a condition where your pancreas does not make eno...
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ContainsPioglitazone(30.0 Mg),Metformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
ClassificationANTI-DIABETIC
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Uses of Piocon Forte Tablets

Piocon Forte Tablet is used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults aged 18 years and older.

Contraindications of Piocon Forte Tablets

  • If you are allergic to metformin, pioglitazone, or any other ingredient of Piocon Forte Tablet.
  • If you have or had heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease.
  • If you have or had bladder cancer or visible blood in the urine.
  • If you had a heart attack, shock, breathing problems, or any other disease which may reduce the amount of oxygen supplied to the body tissues.
  • If you have very low blood sugar levels, diabetic ketoacidosis, or lactic acidosis.
  • If you drink alcohol or alcohol-containing beverages excessively or regularly.
  • If you have a severe infection or are dehydrated.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • If you are going to have a certain type of X-ray with an injectable dye.

Side effects of Piocon Forte Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite

Precautions and Warnings of Piocon Forte Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Piocon Forte Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Piocon Forte Tablet in pregnant women. Thus, it is recommended not to use Piocon Forte Tablet in pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Piocon Forte Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Piocon Forte Tablet may pass into human breast milk. This tablet should not be used in women who are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Piocon Forte Tablet?
A:
Piocon Forte Tablet has almost no effect on driving ability. However, after taking this medicine, if you experience symptoms like vision disturbances which may affect your ability to drive properly, then it is suggested that you do not drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Piocon Forte Tablet?
A:
You should avoid the consumption of alcohol with Piocon Forte Tablets as alcohol may cause an increased risk of lactic acidosis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are older than 75 years, have heart disease or experience symptoms like difficulty breathing, rapid increase in weight or swelling of the hands and feet.
  • You have uncontrolled diabetes or a condition known as ketosis.
  • You take medicines for high blood pressure, diuretics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines.
  • You are dehydrated or anaemic.
  • You have a type of diabetic eye disease called macular oedema and you notice changes in your vision.
  • You have liver disease or cysts in your ovary (polycystic ovary syndrome).
  • You are scheduled to undergo surgery soon.
  • You develop symptoms like vomiting, stomach pain, muscle cramps, breathing difficulty, tiredness after taking this medicine.
  • You experience symptoms like weakness, dizziness, increased sweating, vision disturbances, difficulty concentrating after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Piocon Forte Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Piocon Forte Tablet contains a combination of pioglitazone and metformin as its active substances.
  • Pioglitazone allows the body to make better use of the insulin that it produces by making the fat, muscle and liver cells more sensitive to insulin.
  • Metformin stops the production of glucose and also reduces its absorption in the body.
  • As a result, the level of blood sugar is reduced which helps to control Type 2 diabetes.

Directions for Use of Piocon Forte Tablets

  • Take Piocon Forte as a whole with sufficient water.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Interactions of Piocon Forte Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Piocon Forte Tablet works, or Piocon Forte itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Piocon Forte Tablet should not be used if undergoing X-ray with a certain type of injectable dye called iodinated contrast agents.
  • Care should be taken if you are taking medicines to treat pain and fever (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen, paracetamol), high blood pressure (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, ...
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Storage and disposal of Piocon Forte Tablets

  • Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Piocon Forte Tablets

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

You should never miss your blood sugar medicines as it may lead to high blood sugar and symptoms associated with it. However, if you missed any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. I...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

A: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition that can be hereditary or can develop as a result of your lifestyle. In this condition, the pancreas does not produce enough of a substance called insulin or your body is unable to use its own insulin effectively. Insulin works to lower the levels of blood sugar in the body. This inability of the body causes high blood sugar levels, which can lead to medical problems like heart diseases, kidney diseases, blindness, and decreased blood flow in your hands and legs.

Q: How should I take this Piocon Forte Tablet?

A: You should take Piocon Forte Tablet as a whole with sufficient water. Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor at the same time everyday. You should not take more than the prescribed dose.

Q: Can I stop taking Piocon Forte Tablet when my blood sugar range goes back to normal?

A: Your doctor will recommend whether you can stop taking Piocon Forte Tablet when your blood sugar level goes back to normal. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
Product Details
Brand
PIOCON FORTE
Expires on or After
26/09/2022
Last Updated on: 17 May 2022 | 12:51 PM (IST)

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