The only tablet in this group is pioglitazone. This works by reducing insulin resistance and improving insulin sensitivity, allowing the insulin that the body produces to work more effectively. It also helps to protect the cells in the pancreas, allowing them to carry on producing insulin for longer.
They are taken once or twice daily with or without food
Medications in the Thiazolidinediones / glitazones family
|Generic name||Trade name|
|Pioglitazone + Metformin||Competact|
All medication has side effects and you should check the patient information leaflet (PIL) supplied with your medication to see which side effects you might experience from your particular medication. Remember that you are unlikely to experience all side effects that are listed, and you may not experience any at all. If you do, speak to your doctor as there may be another diabetes medication you could try instead.