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Avandamet
(Rosiglitazone/Metformin)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin used for?

Avandamet/Rosiglitazone is used to treat type 2 Diabetes. It works by lowering sugar levels produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestine. This medication is a combination of 2 oral diabetes medication.

How should Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin be stored?

Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Avandamet/Rosiglitazone/Metformin ?

Take Avandamet exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take Avandamet with meals, especially during the first few weeks of therapy. Your medication needs may change if you become sick or injured, if you have a serious infection, or if you have any type of surgery. Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low, causing hypoglycemia. You may have hypoglycemia if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Your doctor may have you take extra vitamin B12 while you are taking Avandamet. Take only the amount of vitamin B12 that your doctor has prescribed.

When should Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin not be taken?

Do not take this medication if you have severe heart failure, kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis.

What precautions should I follow when taking Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin ?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription medicine, nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have congestive heart failure or heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, liver disease, or eye problems caused by diabetes.  If you are going in for surgery, be sure to let your surgeon know you are taking Avandamet.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin ?

When you are getting a type of x-ray or CT scan where a dye will be injected into your veins, temporarily stop taking Avandamet. While on Avandamet, women may be more likely than men to have bone fractures in the following areas: upper arm, hand, or foot. Women using Avandamet may have their menstrual periods (even when you do not have periods for a long time due to a medical condition) and will be able to get pregnant. You will very likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you take Avandamet with the following medications: Diuretics (water pills), steroids (prednisone and others), phenothiazines (Compazine and others), thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others), birth control pills and other hormones, seizure medicines (Dilantin and others) and diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies. You will very likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sgar) if you take Avandamet with the following medications: some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol), sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Cotrim, Septra, and others), a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), beta-blockers (Tenormin and others) or probenecid (Benemid).

When should Avandamet /Rosiglitazone/Metformin not be taken?

Severe: Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill felling; sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with speech or balance; feeling short of breath, swelling or rapid weight gain;

Common: Sneezing, runny nose, cough, or other signs of a cold; back pain, join or muscle pain; or mild diarrhea.

Other: None.

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