Pioglitazone Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt of an orally-active thiazolidinedione with properties of antidiabetic. It shows potential antineoplastic activity. It is used as an active ingredient in many medications to treat type-2 diabetes. It activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, a ligand-activated transcription factor. So as to induce cell differentiation and inhibit cell growth and angiogenesis.
Class of Drugs – Glitazones
Molecular Formula – C19H21ClN2O3S
Molecular Weight - 392.9 g/mol
Working: It is a diabetes drug, which is a thiazolidinedione-type called glitazones used along with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It helps to restore the body's proper response to insulin so as to lower the blood sugar.
Uses: The given medication is used in the therapy of an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine exerts its antihyperglycemic effect only in the presence of endogenous insulin. It should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. It should be used with caution in people with liver disease
Popular Brands and Dosages: The component is used in various brands that are popular to treat the mentioned condition. These are given below:
- Actos: 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg
Do not consume this medication unless prescribed by the doctor, it may cause serious health issues.