This medication is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
Contraindicated in patients with heart failure.
PO- The recommended dose range is 4 to 8 mg once or twice daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, diabetic ketoacidosis, stroke, heart problems, diabetic eye diseases, anemia, fluid retention, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Follow diet and exercise program regularly as directed by your physician.
• Avoid pregnancy during the treatment period.
• Women may develop with increased risk of bone fracture with the following symptoms: unusual bone pain, especially in the hand, foot, or upper arm. If it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
• Monitor complete blood cell counts, fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, eye examinations, and liver function regularly while taking this medication.
• Most Common : Upper respiratory tract infection, injury, headache, back pain, increased/decreased blood sugar, fatigue, sinusitis, diarrhea.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 25°C; Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container.
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