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Found in: Australia

Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone effects may be mediated by a reduction of insulin resistance. Pioglitazone appears to act via activation of specific nuclear receptors (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma) leading to increased insulin sensitivity of liver, fat and skeletal muscle cells in animals. Treatment with pioglitazone has been shown to reduce hepatic glucose output and to increase peripheral glucose disposal in the case of insulin resistance.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
A10BG03
Pioglitazone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A10 Drugs used in diabetes → A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins → A10BG Thiazolidinediones

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (AU)
Identifier(s): 8694N, 8695P, 8696Q