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Glucozon15mg

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Aristopharma Limited
Generic: Pioglitazone
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucozon.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glucozon may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucozon is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Mo... View More
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Glucozon does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucozon is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Glucozon is recommended. Use of Glucozon is not recommended in patients u... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Glucozon should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucozon may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Gluco... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Glucozon is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prev... View More

Uses of Glucozon

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Side effects of Glucozon

Common
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Numbness
  • Bone fracture

How to use Glucozon

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glucozon may be taken with... View More

How Glucozon works

Glucozon is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar le... View More

What if you forget to take Glucozon?

If you miss a dose of Glucozon, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Glucozon helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
  • Take it only as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Glucozon.
  • Full effects may be visible after several weeks of starting Glucozon. Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, heart problems, or any abnormal swelling.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms like abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes and loss of appetite.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Type 2 DM

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult: 15 mg once daily. Elderly: No dosage adjustment needed. Hepatic impairment: Moderate to severe: Avoid.

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus, symptomatic or history of heart failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, childn <18 yr. Lactation.

Mode of Action

Pioglitazone is as a potent and highly selective agonist for the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-? (PPAR-?). Activation of these receptors pr... View More

Precaution

I. Liver Enzyme must be monitored regularly II. History of heart failure and MI should be verified III. Incidence of bladder cancer should be verifi... View More

Side Effect

>10% Edema when used in combination with sulfonylurea or insulin (<27%),Hypoglycemia (<27%),Upper respiratory infection (13%) 1-10% Headache (9%),H... View More

Interaction

Increased risk of oedema w/ insulin, metformin and sulfonylureas. Increased plasma levels w/ gemfibrozil and ketoconazole. Decreased plasma levels w/ ri... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More