Pioglitazon/Metformin is a combination medicine used in the treatment of diabetes. More specifically, the medicine is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It may not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Pioglitazon/Metformin has two active ingredients, pioglitazone and metformin, each of which works by different yet complementary means. Pioglitazone works by decreasing glucose production in the liver, whereas metformin works by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Pioglitazon/Metformin is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include headache, diarrhea, and cold-like symptoms (such as sneezing, sinus pain, stuffy nose, and sore throat). Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as nausea, painful urination, and difficulty breathing.