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Pioglitazone / Metformin Coupon - Pioglitazone / Metformin 15mg/850mg tablet

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METFORMIN; PIOGLITAZONE helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. Compare glitazone / biguanide combinations.
Pioglitazone / Metformin Coupon - Pioglitazone / Metformin 15mg/850mg tablet
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Pioglitazone / Metformin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

If you need surgery or if you will need a procedure with contrast drugs, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

difficult, burning, or painful urination

frequent urge to urinate

lower back or side pain

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

weight gain

Less common

Pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury

pale skin

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

Abdominal or stomach discomfort

anxiety

blurred vision

chills

cold sweats

coma

confusion

cool, pale skin

decreased appetite

depression

diarrhea

dizziness

fast heartbeat

fast, shallow breathing

general feeling of discomfort

headache

increased hunger

muscle pain or cramping

nausea

nervousness

nightmares

seizures

shakiness

shortness of breath

sleepiness

slurred speech

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

cough

difficulty with breathing

ear congestion

fever, sneezing, or sore throat

loss of voice

runny nose

stuffy nose

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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