Asenza Plus

Asenza Plus

pioglitazone + glimepiride

Manufacturer:

Ajanta Pharma Phil

Distributor:

Ajanta Pharma Phil
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per 15 mg/2 mg tab Pioglitazone HCl 15 mg, glimepiride 2 mg. Per 30 mg/2 mg tab Pioglitazone HCl 30 mg, glimepiride 2 mg
Indications/Uses
Adjunct to diet & exercise as a once-daily combination therapy to improve glycemic control in patients w/ type 2 diabetes who are already treated w/ a combination of pioglitazone & a sulfonylurea; whose diabetes is not adequately controlled w/ a sulfonylurea alone; patients who have initially responded to pioglitazone alone & require additional glycemic control.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Usual dose: 30 mg/2 mg once daily. Max dose: Pioglitazone 45 mg.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take w/ 1st main meal of the day.
Contraindications
Diabetic ketoacidosis w/ or w/o coma, NYHA Class III or IV cardiac status.
Special Precautions
Patients w/ edema. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Myalgia, tooth disorder, aggravation of DM, pharyngitis, edema; hypoglycemia, headache, nausea, dizziness, asthenia.
Drug Interactions
Enzyme inhibitor or reducer of CYP2C8 eg gemfibrozil, rifampicin. Adrenaline (epinephrine), aminogluthethimide, chlorpromazine, corticosteroids, diazoxide, OCs, rifamycins, thiazide diuretics. ACE inhibitors, alcohol, allopurinol, azapropazone, phenylbutazone, salicylates, azole antifungals, chloramphenicol, cimetidine, clofibrate & related compd, coumarin anticoagulants, halofenate, heparin, MAOIs, octreotide, ranitidine, sulfinpyrazone, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, TCAs, thyroid hormones.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BD06 - glimepiride and pioglitazone ; Belongs to the class of combinations of oral blood glucose lowering drugs. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Asenza Plus 30 mg/2 mg tab
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Asenza Plus 15 mg/2 mg tab
Packing/Price
30's
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