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

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

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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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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Is there an aternitive for avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Is there an aternitive for avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Actos (pioglitazone): However, it has been implicated in causing bladder cancer. It is no longer routinely prescribed. ...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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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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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