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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Avandia (Overview)

Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity.


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What is avandia?

What is avandia?

Rosiglitazone: A second line medication used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, together with excercise, healthy diet (including weight reduction, if necessary) possibly in conjunction with other medications. Works by increasing body's sensitivity to insulin. Thus, not effective for type 1 diabetes. Needs to be closely monitored by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Lee Peter Bee
19 doctors shared insights

Avandia (Overview)

Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity.


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Please describe the medication: avandia?

Please describe the medication: avandia?

Avandia: Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Are there any recalls on avandia?

Are there any recalls on avandia?

Yes/ restricted : Avandia is available but has restricted access. Providers must be trained/certified before prescribing this drug. Pharmacies must be certified in other to dispense it. Providers must attest that no other diabetes drug is working for a patient and must tell the patient the risks of heart problems related with avandia. Patient must be registered too. Not available in your local pharmacies. ...Read more

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Are there any safe substitutions for avandia?

Are there any safe substitutions for avandia?

Pioglitazone: Or actos, but there are reports of bladder cancer with it. The class is decreasing in use. I quit not out of cancer fear, but co-pay. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?

I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?

Avandia and Amaryl: Avandia can cause fluid retention, however, Insulin levels in type 2 diabetics is usally high. The sulfonoureas like ameryl, increase the level of insulin. This causes weight gain. All drugs of this class carry an fda black box warning on increased mortality and morbidity. Metformin is the first drug that should be tried. Period. ...Read more

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Can you have weight gain on a combination of avandia and lyrica?

Can you have weight gain on a combination of avandia and lyrica?

Yes it's possible: Unfortunately many meds can cause weight gain. Both Lyrica and Avandia can cause weight gain. Check with your doctor to see if the dose can be reduced or adjusted and have alternatives be considered. ...Read more

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Are there many recalls on avandia?

Are there many recalls on avandia?

Rosiglitazone has: Been linked to heart problems. The suits are beginning. I do not know if it remains on the market. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avandia?

Avandia: Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
19 doctors shared insights

Rosiglitazone (Definition)

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. As a class effect of the medication, it can cause fluid retention and leads to worsening ...Read more