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What is avandia (rosiglitazone)?

What is avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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


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Are there any recalls on avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Are there any recalls on avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Yes/ restricted : Avandia (rosiglitazone) 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 (rosiglitazone). Patient must be registered too. Not available in your local pharmacies. ...Read more

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Are there many recalls on avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Are there many recalls on avandia (rosiglitazone)?

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 (rosiglitazone)?

Please describe the medication: avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Avandia (rosiglitazone): 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 safe substitutions for avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Are there any safe substitutions for avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Pioglitazone: Or actos, (pioglitazone) 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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Avandia, (rosiglitazone) is it safe to take?

Avandia, (rosiglitazone) is it safe to take?

No: Studies are suggesting that it can increase you risk for heart issues and is now the subject of intense litigation. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

Many options: It's depends on the degree of abnormalities and what other drugs you are on. One similar drug to Avandia (rosiglitazone) is actos. Otherwise, you might completely switch class and use a different medication. Only your doctor who know you best will be able to recommend the best alternatives for you...But there are many other available options. ...Read more

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Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, but heard it is not safe to take?

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, but heard it is not safe to take?

Not known for sure.: Some evidence from medical studies suggests that patients who take this medication have higher rates of heart disease and heart failure. This evidence is by no means complete, but it has led to the fda to limit strictly how this medication is prescribed. If your doctor is willing to prescribe the medication and you are doing well with it, it can be continued after careful consideration. ...Read more

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What are the contents or ingredients of avandia (rosiglitazone) diabetes drug?

Rosilitazone: I have to have a special license to continue to give it from a central pharmacy. I have only 1 patient still taking it. ...Read more

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Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, is it safe to take?

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, is it safe to take?

Causes heart problem: Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a type of oral medication used to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, however in large studies patients taking Avandia (rosiglitazone) had an increased risk of heart attack and heart failure compared to other diabetes drugs, therefore it is only to be used by patients who can't take other anti diabetes medications. Excercise and keeping weight normal is extremely important to decrease need for drugs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between actos and avandia (rosiglitazone). Does actos have the same side effects as avandia (rosiglitazone)?

What is the difference between actos and avandia (rosiglitazone). Does actos have the same side effects as avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Not much: Both Actos and Avandia (rosiglitazone) are in the same drug class. Both lower blood glucose and both can cause leg swelling. And neither are routinely prescribed anymore due to severe long term risks. ...Read more

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

Yes it's possible: Unfortunately many meds can cause weight gain. Both Lyrica (pregabalin) 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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I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia (rosiglitazone) and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?

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

Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Amaryl: Avandia (rosiglitazone) 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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Why didn't the fda recall avandia (rosiglitazone) after they realized heart attacks could be a side effect?

Avandia (rosiglitazone): complicated subject and you would need inside information to really know what the crucial factors in their decision making were ...Read more

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If you have had a heart attack and are a diabetic and have taken avandia (rosiglitazone) how do you know if its from the drug?

If you have had a heart attack and are a diabetic and have taken avandia (rosiglitazone) how do you know if its from the drug?

You don't: Avandia (rosiglitazone) has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events, but you cannot tell a heart attack due to Avandia (rosiglitazone) versus a heart attack due to something else, such as your diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Avandia (Definition)

Avandia is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more