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Duetact

Pioglitazone Hcl/Glimepiride
This medication is a combination of 2 drugs, pioglitazone and glimepiride. It is used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.Pioglitazone belongs to a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones or "glitazones." It works by helping to restore your body's proper response to insulin, thereby lowering your blood sugar.Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using pioglitazone-containing products.Glimepiride belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It works by causing the release of your body's natural insulin.
CHEMICAL NAME
Pioglitazone Hcl/Glimepiride
DRUG TYPE
Diabetes

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Pioglitazone may rarely cause or worsen a certain heart problem (heart failure). Tell your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of heart failure, including: shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain.This medication is not recommended for people with certain types of heart failure. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have heart failure.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Duetact Tablet 30 Mg-2 Mg30 Mg-4 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Pioglitazone-Glimepiride Tablet 30 Mg-4 Mg30 Mg-2 Mg

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