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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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Actos (pioglitazone): However, it has been implicated in causing bladder cancer. It is no longer routinely prescribed. ...Read more
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
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
What is the difference between actos and avandia (rosiglitazone). Does actos have the same side effects as avandia (rosiglitazone)?
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
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
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. ...Read more
Of Avandia (rosiglitazone) and a sulfonylurea
2 drugs for diabetes
avandia now severly restricted by fda- should be removed from market- had increased adverse cardiovascular outcomes
sulfonylureas, as a separate pill, are still on market, but have high risk of low blood sugar and weight gain, so we avopid using them
much better meds available. ...Read more
AVandaryl allergy: Allergic to it.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have no idea what avandaryl (rosiglitazone and glimepiride) does, but I need something to make me go to sleep so I popped three, what does it do?
Who gave it to you?: "Popping" three pills whose effect you do not know is generally a bad idea. Avandaryl (rosiglitazone and glimepiride) is a medicine for DIABETES. It has nothing to do with sleep. It causes a drop in your blood sugar. If this happens when you are asleep, you could be in real trouble (i.e., permanent brain damage). In this case, what you would get is not sleep, but a coma. ...Read more
No: Hi. Not that I'm aware of. If you enjoy green tea, go for it! ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more