PIOGLITAZONE - pioglitazone hydrochloride tablet 
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc

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MEDICATION GUIDE

Pioglitazone Tablets USP
Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking pioglitazone tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. If you have any questions about pioglitazone tablets, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What is the most important information I should know about pioglitazone tablets? 

Pioglitazone tablets can cause serious side effects, including new or worse heart failure.

If you have heart failure with symptoms (such as shortness of breath or swelling), even if these symptoms are not severe, pioglitazone tablets may not be right for you

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

Pioglitazone tablets can have other serious side effects. See "What are the possible side effects of pioglitazone tablets?"

What are pioglitazone tablets?

Pioglitazone tablets are a prescription medicine used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone tablets are a diabetes medicine called pioglitazone hydrochloride that may be taken alone or with other diabetes medicines.It is not known if pioglitazone hydrochloride is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take pioglitazone tablets?

See "What is the most important information I should know about pioglitazone tablets?"Do not take pioglitazone tablets if you:

Talk to your doctor before taking pioglitazone tablets if you have either of these conditionsWhat should I tell my doctor before taking pioglitazone tablets?

Before you take starting pioglitazone tablets, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 Pioglitazone tablets and some of your other medicines can affect each other. You may need to have your dose of pioglitazone tablets or certain other medicines changed. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist before you start a new medicine. They will tell you if it is okay to take pioglitazone tablets with other medicines.

How should I take pioglitazone tablets?

What are the possible side effects of pioglitazone tablets?Pioglitazone tablets may cause serious side effects including:

The most common side effects of pioglitazone tablets include:

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the side effects of pioglitazone tablets. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store pioglitazone tablets?

General information about the safe and effective use of pioglitazone tabletsMedicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use pioglitazone tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give pioglitazone tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about pioglitazone tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about pioglitazone tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, call 1-888-943-3210.

What are the ingredients in pioglitazone tablets?
Active Ingredient: pioglitazone hydrochloride, USP
Inactive Ingredients: lactose monohydrate, hydroxypropylcellulose, carboxymethylcellulose calcium and magnesium stearate.

Manufactured for:
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jacksonville, FL 32257 USA

Manufactured by:
Macleods Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Licensed – United States Patents Nos. 5,965,584; 6,150,383; 6,150,384; 6,166,042; 6,166,043; 6,172,090; 6,211,205; 6,271,243; 6,329,404, and 6,303,640.

Revised: May 2013

Revised: 06/2013
 
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