|| Pioglitazone Hydrochloride
|| Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Pizaccord?
Pizaccord with the active ingredient pioglitazone hydrochloride is a thiazolidinedione type of antidiabetic drug. It is used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing the bodyís sensitivity to insulin to help control blood sugar levels. Restoring normal blood sugar levels can help prevent vision problems, nerve problems, kidney damage, sexual function problems and a loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may also decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
How is Pizaccord used?
Pizaccord is usually taken orally once daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. The recommended maximum dosage is 45mg per day. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as the full effects of the treatment may not be felt for up to 2 to 3 months.
Patients using Pizaccord may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Weight gain
- Tooth problems
- Excessive gas
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Erectile dysfunction
- Joint pain
- Painful or bloody urination
The medication should be used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pizaccord is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.