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In the US, Pioglitazone (pioglitazone systemic) is a member of the drug class thiazolidinediones and is used to treat Diabetes - Type 2 and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


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Therapeutic Category

Oral antidiabetic agent: Insulin sensitizer, thiazolidinedione (glitazone)

Chemical Names

(+/-)-5-[p-[2-(5-Etyl-2-pyridyl)etoxy]benzyl]-2,4-tiazolidinedione (WHO)

2,4-tiazolidinedione, 5-((4-(2-(5-etyl-2-pyridinyl)etoxy)phenyl)metyl)-, (+-)-

2,4-tiazolidinedione, 5-((4-(2-(5-etyl-2-pyridinyl)etoxy)phenyl)metyl)-, monohydrochloride, (+-)- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Pioglitazonum (Latin)
  • Pioglitazon (German)
  • Pioglitazone (French)
  • Pioglitazona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pioglitazone (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • AD 4833 (IS: Takeda)
  • U 72107 E (IS: Upjohn, Takeda)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (PH: USP 37)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • U 72107 A (IS: Upjohn)
  • Pioglitazone (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pioglitazone hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI)
  • Pioglitazone hydrochorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pioglitazonum hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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