Pioglitazone Teva Pharma
This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Pioglitazone Teva Pharma. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of use for Pioglitazone Teva Pharma.
Pioglitazone Teva Pharma : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/54.61 KB)
First published: 11/04/2012
Last updated: 11/04/2012
Pioglitazone Teva Pharma
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
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This is a generic medicine, which is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medicine. A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s). For more information, see Generic medicines.
Teva Pharma B.V.
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31/01/2018 Pioglitazone Teva Pharma - EMEA/H/C/002410 - N/0021
- Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
- Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
- Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
- Annex IIIA - Labelling
- Annex IIIB - Package leaflet
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Pioglitazone is indicated in the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus as monotherapy:
- in adult patients (particularly overweight patients) inadequately controlled by diet and exercise for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance.
Pioglitazone is also indicated for combination with insulin in type 2 diabetes mellitus 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.