Pioglitazone HCl 30 MG Tab UD (Actos)

Pioglitazone HCl 30 MG Tab UD (Actos)

Non-Formulary Use Criteria: **1. Failure to achieve target HbA1c goals in type 2 diabetes despite compliance with and adequate duration of a treatment regimen of sulfonylurea plus metformin, insulin plus metformin, insulin plus a sulfonylurea (when metformin is contraindicated), or insulin plus metformin plus a sulfonylurea.** **2. Current total insulin dose must be > 1 unit / kg / day of body weight. OR** **3. A type 2 diabetic inmate newly-incarcerated in the BOP who arrives on a glitazone with good glycemic control and a past history of failed therapy with or contraindication to metformin. (NOTE: If the inmate has never received treatment with metformin and has no contraindication, metformin should be added to the regimen and the glitazone approved by non-formulary request for 6 months to allow for an adequate trial and titration of metformin.)** **4. Pioglitazone is the preferred glitazone when non-formulary use criteria are met. Documentation to be included in non-formulary request: type of diabetes (1 or 2), current treatment regimen and duration at current doses, and most recent HbA1c value with date.**

Dr. M Blatstein

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