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Dosage Package Price per pill, $ Price, $
15mgX30 30 0.77 23.10
15mgX60 60 0.62 37.20
30mgX10 10 1.60 16.00
30mgX30 30 1.33 39.90

Pioglitazone No Prescription

Pioglitazone is prescribed for treatment of Type II diabetes mellitus.
Pioglitazone is prescribed with a diet and exercise program and sometimes with other prescriptions, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Pioglitazone is in a class of prescriptions called thiazolidinediones. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels. Pioglitazone is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may develop if high blood sugar is not treated).

Pioglitazone is prescribed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2. Pioglitazone selectively stimulates nuclear receptor peroxisone proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma). It modulates the transcription of the insulin-sensitive genes involved in the control of glucose and lipid metabolism in the lipidic, muscular tissues and in the liver.

Pioglitazone Contraindications

Pioglitazone is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to this product or any of its components.

Pioglitazone Without a Prescription

Pioglitazone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once daily with or without meals. Take pioglitazone at around the same time every day.

Pioglitazone, a member of the drug group known as the thiazolidinediones or "insulin sensitizers", is not chemically or functionally related to the alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, the biguanides, or the sulfonylureas. Pioglitazone targets insulin resistance and, hence, is used alone or in combination with insulin, metformin, or asulfonylurea as an antidiabetic agent.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of pioglitazone and gradually increase your dose.

Pioglitazone controls type 2 diabetes but does not cure it. It may take 2 weeks for your blood sugar to decrease and several weeks longer for you to feel the full effect of pioglitazone.

Pioglitazone Side Effects

Pioglitazone may cause changes in your blood sugar. You should know the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and what to do if you have these symptoms.

You may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are taking Pioglitazone in combination with other prescriptions used to treat diabetes. Your doctor will tell you what you should do if you develop hypoglycemia. He or she may tell you to check your blood sugar, eat or drink a food or beverage that contains sugar, such as hard candy or fruit juice, or get medical care. Follow these directions carefully if you have any of the following symptoms of hypoglycemia:

- clumsy or jerky movements;
- dizziness or lightheadedness;
- headache;
- hunger;
- nervousness or irritability;
- numbness or tingling around the mouth;
- pale skin;
- shakiness;
- sudden changes in behavior or mood;
- sweating;
- weakness;

If hypoglycemia is not treated, severe symptoms may develop. Be sure that your family, friends, and other people who spend time with you know that if you have any of the following symptoms, they should get medical treatment for you immediately.

- confusion;
- loss of consciousness;
- seizures;

Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar):

- blurred vision;
- extreme hunger;
- extreme thirst;
- frequent urination;
- weakness;

If high blood sugar is not treated, a serious, life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis could develop. Call your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms:

- breath that smells fruity;
- decreased consciousness;
- dry mouth;
- shortness of breath;
- upset stomach and vomiting;

Pioglitazone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

- headache;
- muscle pain;
- runny nose and other cold symptoms;
- sore throat;
- tooth or mouth pain;

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms or those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:

- blurred vision;
- dark urine;
- excessive tiredness;
- loss of appetite;
- nausea;
- vision loss;
- vomiting;
- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes;
 
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