Pioglitazone is [(±)-5-[[4-[2-(5-ethyl-2-pyridinyl)ethoxy]phenyl]methyl)-2-4-] thiazolidinedione monohydrochloride and has a molecular formula of C19H20N2O3S-HCl.
ZolidPlus: Each film-coated tablet contains metformin HCl 500 mg and pioglitazone HCl 15 mg.
Pioglitazone and metformin HCl is an advanced diabetes treatment that combines 2 important diabetes medications. Pioglitazone is an effective drug for reducing blood glucose if there is inadequate control on the conventional agents alone and metformin HCl which lowers the amount of sugar produced by the liver.
Metformin HCl is N,N-dimethylimidodicarbonimidic diamide hydrochloride and it is not chemically or pharmacologically related to any other classes of oral antihyperglycemic agents. It has a molecular formula of C4H11N5·HCl.