Active ingredients: pioglitazone
What it is used for
Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled by diet and exercise: as monotherapy;. as dual therapy to improve glycaemic control, in combination with metformin or sulfonylurea in combination with insulin; as triple therapy to improve glycaemic control, in combination with metformin and sulfonylurea.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- See Product information for shelf life
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off white, flat, round,uncoated tablets with beveled edges debossed with 'PIO' on one side and '30' on other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient pioglitazone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems