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Who should not take Duetact?

People who are allergic to the ingredients in Duetact (glimepiride and pioglitazone) should not take this drug. People who have diabetic ketoacidosis or are pregnant or nursing should not be treated Duetact. In addition, since this drug may cause fluid retention, it can be dangerous for people with congestive heart failure. Duetact should not be prescribed for children under 18, because of the risk of serious side effects. You should not take Duetact if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or if you've had an allergic reaction to other medications called sulfonamide derivatives. Tell your doctor about any drug allergies or medication reactions you've had in the past. 

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