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Invented name: Pioglitazone Krka

   This product is authorised under a different brand name in the EU in the following languages:
   - Pioglitazon Krka (DE)
   - Pioglitazona Krka (ES)
   - Pioglitazona Krka (PT)
Auth. number : EU/1/11/723
Active substance : pioglitazone
ATC: Anatomical main group: A - Alimentary tract and metabolism
Therapeutic subgroup: A10 - Drugs used in diabetes
Pharmacological subgroup: A10B - Blood glucose lowering drugs, excluding insulins
Chemical subgroup: A10BG - Thiazolidinediones
Chemical substance: A10BG03 - pioglitazone
(See WHO ATC Index)
Indication: Pioglitazone is indicated as second or third line in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus as described below:

as monotherapy
- 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 .
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Krka d. d., Novo Mesto
Šmarješka cesta 6, 8501 Novo mesto, Slovenija
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Close date procedure Procedure type EMEA number Decision summary publ decision docs annex
26/03/2012 Centralised - Authorisation - Decision addressed to Member States EMEA/H/C/2453 (2012)2035 of 21/03/2012
27/03/2012 Centralised - Authorisation EMEA/H/C/2453 (2012)2037 of 21/03/2012
12/11/2013 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2453/IB/1
18/09/2014 Centralised - Withdrawal (2014)6740 of 16/09/2014