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Pioglitazone Side Effects

Pioglitazone Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common (but more serious) side effects of pioglitazone that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Symptoms of bladder cancer, such as:
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    • Blood in the urine
    • Urgent need to urinate
    • Pain while urinating
    • Pain in the back or lower abdomen (stomach)
 
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar, including:

 

    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures

 

  • Trouble breathing (which may be a sign of new or worsening congestive heart failure)
  • Swelling, especially in the legs or ankles
  • Rapid increase in weight (three to five pounds in less than one week)
  • Liver problems, including:

 

    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Stomach pain
    • Unusual or unexplained tiredness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dark urine
    • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes

 

  • Vision changes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:

 

    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or trouble breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.

 

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