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please describe the medication: rosiglitazone?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Diabetes med: This is a pill that can be taken for diabetes. It is not often used anymore, in favor of safer drugs. It goes by the trade name avandia (rosiglitazone). You can read more about it on drug websites like drugs.Com.
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Thiazolindinedione: Rosiglitazone is a thiazolidinedione, a class of diabetic medication that acts as a Insulin sensitizer by binding to the ppar receptors of the fat cells. The trade name is avandia (rosiglitazone). As a class effect of the medication, it can cause fluid retention and leads to worsening of congestive heart failure.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Avandia, (rosiglitazone) is it safe to take?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
No: Studies are suggesting that it can increase you risk for heart issues and is now the subject of intense litigation.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there an aternitive for avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Actos (pioglitazone): However, it has been implicated in causing bladder cancer. It is no longer routinely prescribed.
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What are the side effects of avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Avandia (rosiglitazone): Not common & mild. Mostly upper respiratory infection, headache, weight gain, back pain.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Several: There are several safe classes of medication for diabetes. Talk to your doctor.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Avandia (rosiglitazone): Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity.

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