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About Product
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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 16/01/2020 Next review: 16/07/2020

What is Competact?

Competact is an anti-diabetic treatment which contains a combination of metformin and pioglitazone.

Competact is used to control type 2 diabetes in adults whose blood sugar cannot be controlled with metformin alone.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood glucose level to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 2 diabetes is where the body does not produce the sufficient amount of insulin or when the body's cells do not react appropriately to the insulin. This is different from Type 1, in which a person’s pancreas does not produce any insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is linked to being overweight and living an inactive lifestyle. People who have a family history of type 2 diabetes are also at an increased risk of developing the condition at some point in their life.

When you are diabetic, your body reacts differently to insulin than in a person who is not diabetic. The pancreas produces insulin and it controls the amount of sugar in the blood. When you digest food, it enters into your bloodstream and then insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into your cells.

It is then broken down to produce energy however; if you have diabetes, your body is unable to break down the glucose into energy. The cause of this is either there is not enough insulin to regulate the level of glucose in the blood or that the insulin produced is ineffective.

Treating Diabetes

If diabetes is left untreated, there grows a risk of complications including: cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, eye damage and hearing impairment.

Before you buy Competact online, it is important to speak to your doctor about your condition to determine the right course of treatment for you. Your doctor will be able to provide actionable steps to help you manage your condition. They may propose dietary or lifestyle changes, such as eating fewer simple carbohydrates and regularly exercising.


How Does Competact Work?

Competact tablets work by controlling the level of sugar in your blood. It helps your body to make better use of the insulin it produces.


How Do I Take Competact?

Competact tablets are usually taken twice daily and you swallow one tablet whole with a glass of water. You can choose to either take it with or just after food. If you have reduced kidney function, your doctor may prescribe you with a lower dose.

You can buy Competact online from Prescription Doctor, however you should always speak to your doctor before taking new medication.

Always follow the directions on your prescription label and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything you do not understand.


Side effects and cautions

All medicines can cause side effects, though not everybody gets them. It's important to be aware of the risks associated with your treatment so that you can identify any side effects and inform your doctor. Before you buy Competact online, it's important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet online here.

Side effects of Competact may include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting

This is not a complete list of side effects associated with this medicine. Further information regarding the safety of this medicine can be found in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience the symptoms of lactic acidosis, stop taking Competact and contact a doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy (feeling unwell)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Reduces body temperature
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Stomach ache (abdominal pain)
  • Vomiting

Allergic reaction

Do not take Competact if you are allergic to pioglitazone, metformin, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Competact, cease taking the medicine and seek emergency medical attention.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Competact if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Competact, speak to your doctor for further advice.

Do not take Competact while breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Competact online.

Do not take Competact past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of that month - for example, "EXP: 03/20" means the 31st of March 2020.

Do not throw unused medicine away via water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy for them to dispose of safely.

Always keep medicine out the sight and reach from children and pets.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I forget to take Competact when I should?

If you forget to take Competact when you should, do not take a double dose to make up for it. Just skip the missed does and take your normal dose of Competact the next day.

What should I do if I take too much Competact?

If you take too much Competact tablets contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Competact?

Avoid drinking excessive alcohol intake while taking Competact.

Will Competact impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Competact should not affect your ability to drive or use machines however, be careful if you experience any abnormal vision.

Can I buy Comeptact safely online?

Yes, you can safely buy Competact online from Prescription Doctor. All our products are dispatched from our UK based GPhC registered pharmacy.

Our online prescribers are on hand to issue a prescription for Competact today.


Table of contents

What is Competact?

How does Competact work?

How do I take Competact?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Competact
  • Manufacturer: Takeda UK Ltd.
  • Active Ingredient(s): Metformin hydrochloride and pioglitazone hydrochloride
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablet
  • Available Strength: 15mg/850mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily
  • Description: Competact is an anti-diabetic medicine which lowers blood glucose levels
  • Drug Class: antihyperglycaemic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Competact while pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Competact while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Competact - Patient Information Leaflet

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