Pioglitazone and Glimepiride Info
When a person's type 2 diabetes cannot be controlled through diet and exercise alone, their healthcare provider may recommend a combination drug such as pioglitazone and glimepiride (Duetact®). This medication comes in tablet form and contains the following diabetes drugs:
The two medications that make up this product work to lower and control blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity and insulin production.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using pioglitazone and glimepiride, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have any problems with your kidneys, liver, or heart.
(For more info on this drug, click Pioglitazone and Glimepiride. This article discusses potential side effects, available strengths, and more.)