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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?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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