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

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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