Avandamet Rosiglitazone Maleate/Metformin Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Avandamet 2/500mgManufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : Canada
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Description of Avandamet
Avandamet is a drug used to control blood sugar levels in the body. Its main ingredients are metformin and rosiglitazone, which are oral diabetes drugs. Avandamet works by reducing the sugar content produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestines. The generic name of Avandamet is metformin and rosiglitazone.
Indications & Dosage of Avandamet
Avandamet is indicated mainly for Type 2 diabetes patients who do not take insulin shots on a regular basis. Patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes should never use Avandamet.
Avandamet is available in three different strengths- Avandamet 1/500mg, Avandamet 4/500mg, and Avandamet 4/1000mg. The dosage of Avandamet is completely dependent on what the doctor recommends. Taking a smaller or larger dose than prescribed is not recommended.
The drug can be taken either separately or with food, but it is advisable to take it with food during the first few days of treatment. Since Avandamet affects blood sugar levels, they need to be checked regularly. As such, patients should not skip their doctor’s appointments. It is recommended that a patient adhere to a disciplined routine during Avandamet treatment. Fluctuating food habits can alter the glucose levels in the body considerably. The drug is to be stored away from excess moisture and heat.
Side effects & interactions of Avandamet
People who buy Avandamet must be aware of the side effects they might experience. Some side effects are generally harmless and wear off over time. Some of these side effects are:
- Fatigue and weariness;
- Constipation, diarrhea and other stomach related issues;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Runny nose, sore throat and other cold symptoms
- Numbness and weakness in several parts of the body;
- Speech and vision related problems;
- Weight issues;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Severe chest pain, with pain often spreading to other parts;
- Blistering and skin rashes
Besides these side effects, users who buy Avandamet may experience side effects of a more severe nature. These side effects often stay for a prolonged period and require medical attention. Some of the serious side effects of Avandamet are:
Avandamet also interacts with certain drugs like tolbutamide, amiloride, digoxin, bosentan, cimetidine, vancomycin, NSAIDs, and seizure medications, among others. Users should consult their doctors to determine the safety of using Avandamet with any of the mentioned drugs. Taking this medication along with substances like diuretics, steroids, etc. that raise blood sugar is likely to cause hyperglycemia.
Warnings & Precautions of Avandamet
Before using Avandamet, people should be aware that the misuse of the drug can lead to serious or even fatal complications. Heart attacks and strokes may even occur if this is the case. As mentioned earlier, the drug should only be used by Type 2 diabetes patients who don’t take insulin shots. People allergic to metformin and rosiglitazone should not use the drug. People who have had heart, liver and kidney problems in the past should check with a doctor before deciding to take the drug. Lactic acidosis may also surface during Avandamet treatment, in which case a doctor should be consulted immediately.