What is Pioglitazone?
How to use
If any of these Pioglitazone generic effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Pioglitazone with Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Low blood sugar may occur if this drug is prescribed with other diabetes medications (such as insulin or a sulfonylurea). Low blood sugar is more likely if you drink large amounts of alcohol, do unusually heavy exercise, or do not consume enough calories from food. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal.
Some rare and serious side effects
It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don’t have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of Actos drug class.
Warnings & Precautions
- Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness
- Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase the risk of developing low blood sugar.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.