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Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, but heard it is not safe to take?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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Dr. Tom Harrington
you can ask your doctor if actos could be used for you as this is somewhat similar though with different lipid affects
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
There has been a higher post marketing surveillance of diabetics taking abandons getting significant cardiovascular disease.
This population is also at high risk for cardiovascular disease. The data does seem to point to higher numbers in the albania group however. Risk versus benefit always is a consideration and you should ask your doctor for the numbers and discursive your risks and benefits.

In brief: Depends
There has been a higher post marketing surveillance of diabetics taking abandons getting significant cardiovascular disease.
This population is also at high risk for cardiovascular disease. The data does seem to point to higher numbers in the albania group however. Risk versus benefit always is a consideration and you should ask your doctor for the numbers and discursive your risks and benefits.
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