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Pioglitazone and Metformin XR

Dosing Information for Pioglitazone and Metformin XR

The dosage of pioglitazone and metformin XR your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Pioglitazone and Metformin XR Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions With Pioglitazone and Metformin XR

Pioglitazone and metformin XR can potentially react with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Pioglitazone and Metformin XR).
 

Alternatives to Pioglitazone and Metformin XR

In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication such as pioglitazone and metformin XR may be necessary.
 
The goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because pioglitazone and metformin XR can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing these and other problems by taking it.
 
For most people, pioglitazone and metformin XR is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine pioglitazone and metformin XR with another diabetes medication, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin.
 
You may also wish to consider a substitute for pioglitazone and metformin XR. These substitutes could include other combination medications or a different type of diabetes medication.
 
(Click Actoplus Met XR Alternatives for more information.)
 
To learn more about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices, click any of the following eMedTV links:
 
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