Avandia (Rosiglitazone) is an oral anti-diabetic medicine of thiazolidinedione-type used to control blood sugar of patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Avandia lowers your blood sugar. Avandia may be prescribed together with metformin, sulfonylureas, insulin to avoid problems with Usually it is prescribed to take Avandia one or two times a day. The dose depends on how you react to treatment and if you are taking other anti-diabetes medicine. If you take Avandia, you should control your blood sugar or glucose levels. This medicine usually gives the result in about 2 or 3 month after beginning of its intake.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you possible, but don’t take double dose no way.
Store at room temperature far from moisture and heat.
Avandia Safety information
Do not use this medicine if you have an allergy to it or to any of its components. It is not recommended to take Avandia if you suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes, very high blood glucose (the condition called diabetic ketoacidosis), newly diagnosed or worsening heart failure (acute congestive heart failure), active liver disease.
If you have fluid in your lungs, anemia or high blood cholesterol tell your doctor about this before Avandia taking.
Do not take alcohol if you use this medicine. Caution: always keep a source of glucose (for example candy, chocolate, orange juice or milk) with you.
Do not se this medicine during pregnancy. The uses of this medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding is not prohibited but also not recommended as there is no evidence of its action on fetal.
Take regular laboratory and medical tests, including eye test, liver test, blood sugar control and other prescribed by your doctor.
Avandia Side effects
There may happen the following side effects: swelling, trouble breathing, unexplained rapid weight gain, unusual fatigue, fast heartbeat, changes in menstrual cycles.
If you feel some of the following – tell your doctor immediately: dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain. This medication usually does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Eat regularly and well, have healthy diet. Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor. Tell your doctor as soon as possible.