Duetact is used for treating type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. Duetact is a thiazolidinedione and sulfonylurea antidiabetic combination. It lowers blood sugar by making the cells of the body more sensitive to the action of insulin. It also causes the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.
Use Duetact as directed by your doctor.
- Take Duetact by mouth with breakfast or the first main meal of the day unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
- Continue to take Duetact even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- Taking Duetact at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- If you miss a dose of Duetact, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Duetact.
Store Duetact at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store Duetact in the bathroom. Keep Duetact out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredients Pioglitazone hydrochloride and Glimepiride.