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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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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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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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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

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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

Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Avandia (Definition)

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