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Side effect(s) of Pioglitazone

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Pioglitazone as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Congestive heart failure.

Central Nervous System- Headache.

Eye and ENT- Inflammation of pharynx, swelling of the retina.

Gastrointestinal- Tooth disorders.

Liver- Elevated liver enzymes, inflammation or damage of liver.

Blood- Anemia.

Metabolic- Low glucose level with symptoms of shakiness, dizziness, sweating, headache, pale skin, hunger.

Musculoskeletal- Bone fractures, muscle pain.

Respiratory- Upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis.

Miscellaneous- Edema.

Other Precautions : *Do not stop taking this medicine without speaking to your doctor first.

Drug Name : Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone(Actos) generic is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. It lowers blood sugar by reducing insulin resistance.
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