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Pioglitazone and Metformin Dosing - Precautions and Warnings With Pioglitazone

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  • Pioglitazone and Metformin Dosing
    This eMedTV article offers pioglitazone and metformin dosing suggestions for people switching to the combination drug from metformin alone or pioglitazone alone. Information on when and how to take the medicine is also included.
  • Pioglitazone Dosing
    Most people start with a pioglitazone dosing of 15 mg or 30 mg once a day. This section of the eMedTV Web site further discusses pioglitazone dosing guidelines and provides information on when and how to take the medication.
  • Pioglitazone HCl
    This page of the eMedTV site presents a basic overview of pioglitazone HCl (hydrochloride), a medication used for treating type 2 diabetes. This selection briefly explains how this drug works and what to expect. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Pioglitazone Side Effects
    Sinus infection, headache, and upper respiratory infection are some common side effects of pioglitazone. This eMedTV page lists other common problems as well as serious pioglitazone side effects such as swelling, rapid weight gain, or vision changes.
  • Pioglitizone
    Pioglitazone is a medicine that is used to lower and control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explores pioglitazone and its effects, dosage, and possible side effects. Pioglitizone is a common misspelling of pioglitazone.
  • Pituitary Adenoma
    A pituitary adenoma is a noncancerous tumor affecting the pituitary gland. This eMedTV article explains how this condition is diagnosed, the different types, and treatment methods available. Links to specific information are also included.
  • Pituitary Macroadenoma
    A pituitary macroadenoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland that is more than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV article offers an overview of such tumors, including information about symptoms of pituitary macroadenomas and treatment options for them.
  • Pituitary Microadenoma
    A pituitary microadenoma is a tumor in the pituitary gland that is less than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV segment describes different types of pituitary microadenomas and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
  • Pituitary Tumor
    Autopsy studies indicate that 25 percent of the American population has small pituitary tumors. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, they are usually not cancerous. This page takes an in-depth look at this type of tumor.
  • Pituitary Tumor Symptoms
    Possible symptoms of a pituitary tumor may include headaches, vision problems, and weight gain. As this eMedTV article explains, the symptoms vary depending on factors such as what type of pituitary tumor the person has, as well as the tumor's size.
  • Pituitary Tumor Treatment
    In cases involving a pituitary tumor, treatment options may include drug therapy, surgery, and radiotherapy. This eMedTV segment discusses the treatment options in detail, including information about side effects and follow-up care.
  • Pituitary Tumor Treatment by Type
    Pituitary tumor treatment options may include surgery, drug therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web page breaks down pituitary tumor treatment by type of tumor and provides links to additional information.
  • Pituitary Tumors
    As explained in this eMedTV article, pituitary tumors are growths that form within the pituitary gland. This article gives a brief overview of these tumors and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Pramlintide
    Pramlintide is a prescription drug that can lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information about how it works, side effects of the drug, how to take it, and more.
  • Pramlintide (Symlin)
    As this part of the eMedTV library explains, pramlintide (Symlin) is licensed to treat diabetes. This article takes a closer look at this drug, listing some of the precautions to be aware of before using it. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Pramlintide Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended starting pramlintide dosage is usually 15 mcg for type 1 diabetics and 60 mcg for type 2 diabetics. The dose is injected right before major meals. This Web page also features tips on taking the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings for Exenatide
    This eMedTV segment describes several precautions and warnings for exenatide, such as those relating to potential allergic reactions, the risk of low blood sugar, and the possible danger of taking the drug when pregnant.
  • Precautions and Warnings for Glucophage
    This eMedTV segment examines several precautions and warnings for Glucophage, such as the safety of taking the drug during pregnancy and the possibility of decreased B12 levels. This page also lists who should not take the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings for Sitagliptin
    This eMedTV page describes some precautions and warnings for sitagliptin, such as the potential for allergic reactions, drug interactions, and the risk of taking the drug when breastfeeding. This page also lists those who should avoid the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Acarbose
    This eMedTV page describes some precautions and warnings with acarbose, such as possible drug interactions, the risk of low blood sugar in some people taking the drug, and the safety of taking acarbose when you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Alogliptin
    Alogliptin is not suitable for everyone, so this eMedTV segment examines several precautions and warnings related to the drug. This Web resource also discusses who should not take this diabetes medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Alogliptin and Metformin
    People with kidney disease or an upcoming medical procedure may not be able to use alogliptin and metformin. This eMedTV page explains why and provides other important warnings and precautions with alogliptin and metformin to be aware of during treatment.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
    Because alogliptin and pioglitazone is not suitable for everyone, this eMedTV article discusses important precautions and warnings to review before starting treatment with this drug. This page also explains who should not take this diabetes medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Canagliflozin
    Not everyone can safely use canagliflozin, as explained in this eMedTV Web page. Important precautions and warnings are included in this article, with details on problems that may occur during treatment, who should avoid canagliflozin, and more.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Extended-Release Exenatide
    People who have certain types of tumors or thyroid cancer should not use extended-release exenatide. This eMedTV resource lists other warnings and precautions for extended-release exenatide, including potentially dangerous complications that may occur.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Glimepiride
    This portion of the eMedTV archives takes a look at several precautions and warnings with glimepiride, including potential drug interactions and the possible risks of taking the drug while pregnant. This page also covers who should avoid glimepiride.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Glipizide and Metformin
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at several precautions and warnings with glipizide and metformin, including the danger of taking the drug while pregnant and possible allergic reactions. This page also lists those who should avoid the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With GlucaGen
    Whenever someone is given GlucaGen, his or her healthcare provider should be alerted. This eMedTV segment describes GlucaGen's other safety precautions to be aware of, including warnings on who should avoid the medication entirely.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Glucotrol
    This eMedTV segment describes several precautions and warnings with Glucotrol, such as potential allergic reactions, the risk of low blood sugar, and the danger of taking the drug when pregnant. This page also explains who should not take the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Glyburide and Metformin
    This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of precautions and warnings with glyburide and metformin, including the safety of taking the drug while nursing and possible drug interactions. This page also covers who should not take the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Inhaled Insulin
    This page of the eMedTV Web site describes several precautions and warnings with inhaled insulin, such as the risk of low blood sugar and the danger of taking the drug when pregnant. This page also lists those who should avoid taking the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Aspart
    Before using insulin aspart, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This eMedTV page offers other precautions and warnings with insulin aspart, including information on who should not use this form of insulin.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Detemir
    You may not be able to use insulin detemir if you have certain conditions, such as liver or kidney disease. This eMedTV page contains several precautions and warnings with insulin detemir, including what to tell your doctor before taking it.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Glargine
    This page of the eMedTV Web site describes several precautions and warnings with insulin glargine, such as the risk of low blood sugar and potential allergic reactions. This page also explains what to tell your doctor before taking the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Glulisine
    Some precautions and warnings with insulin glulisine involve the risk of dangerously low blood sugar. This eMedTV Web page discusses other important precautions to be aware of with insulin glulisine and explains who should not use this medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Lispro
    Low blood sugar is the most common side effect of insulin medications such as insulin lispro. This eMedTV segment provides a list of other important precautions and warnings with insulin lispro, including who should not use this form of insulin.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Lispro Protamine/Insulin Lispro
    Low blood sugar is the most common side effect of insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro. This eMedTV segment lists more precautions and warnings with insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro, including other potential side effects of the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Levothyroxine
    As this eMedTV article discusses, levothyroxine is a "narrow therapeutic index" medication, which means that even tiny changes in doses can cause significant problems. This page provides other important precautions and warnings with levothyroxine.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Linagliptin
    Linagliptin may not be safe for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. This eMedTV Web page describes other important warnings and precautions with linagliptin, including details on who should not use this diabetes medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings with Linagliptin/Metformin
    Some people who have problems with their kidneys or liver should not use linagliptin/metformin. This eMedTV article outlines other warnings and precautions for this diabetes medication, including potentially dangerous complications that may occur.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Liraglutide
    If you have liver or kidney disease, you may require extra monitoring while taking liraglutide. This eMedTV resource offers more details on liraglutide and its safety precautions, with warnings on pregnancy, drug interactions, and more.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Methimazole
    As this part of the eMedTV site explains, your healthcare provider should monitor your levels of white blood cells during treatment with methimazole. This article further discusses the warnings and precautions for this antithyroid drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Metoclopramide
    You should not take metoclopramide if you are taking antipsychotic medications. This eMedTV page offers other precautions and warnings with metoclopramide, including more information on who should not use the drug and a list of potential side effects.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Nateglinide
    This eMedTV page describes several precautions and warnings with nateglinide, such as the potential for allergic reactions, the risk of low blood sugar, and the danger of taking the drug when pregnant. This page also lists who should avoid the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin
    If you have liver disease, let your doctor know before you use NPH insulin/regular insulin. This eMedTV article offers more precautions and warnings with NPH insulin/regular insulin and includes information on who should not use this medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Pioglitazone
    Before taking pioglitazone, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This eMedTV page contains other precautions and warnings with pioglitazone, including a list of possible side effects, such as weight gain and increased liver enzymes.
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