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The marketing authorisation for Pioglitazone Krka has been withdrawn at the request of the marketing-authorisation holder.
Pioglitazone Krka : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/495.72 KB)
First published: 26/04/2012
Last updated: 26/09/2014
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
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Krka, d.d., Novo mesto
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Šmarješka cesta 6
16/09/2014 Pioglitazone Krka - EMEA/H/C/002453 - IB/0001
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Drugs used in diabetes
Pioglitazone is indicated as second or third line treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus as described below:
- in adult patients (particularly overweight patients) inadequately controlled by diet and exercise for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance;
as dual oral therapy in combination with
- a sulphonylurea, only in adult patients who show intolerance to metformin or for whom metformin is contraindicated, with insufficient glycaemic control despite maximal tolerated dose of monotherapy with a sulphonylurea;
Pioglitazone is also indicated for combination with insulin in type 2 diabetes mellitus in adult patients with insufficient glycaemic control on insulin for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance.
After initiation of therapy with pioglitazone, patients should be reviewed after 3 to 6 months to assess adequacy of response to treatment (e.g. reduction in HbA1c). In patients who fail to show an adequate response, pioglitazone should be discontinued. In light of potential risks with prolonged therapy, prescribers should confirm at subsequent routine reviews that the benefit of pioglitazone is maintained.