Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avandia 4 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Taking rosiglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Avandia 4 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Avandia 4 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Avandia 4 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Avandia 4 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Avandia 4 mg Tablet is recommended.
Avandia 4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avandia 4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
Q. Can Avandia be used along with glimepiride in diabetes?
Avandia when added to Glimepiride in patients with diabetes mellitus, has been found to significantly reduce plasma lipid levels and significant improvement in blood pressure control related to a reduction in the insulin resistance.
Q. How to use Avandia?
Avandia is an anti-diabetes drug used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone acts as an insulin sensitizer and decreases the extent of insulin resistance in the body too.
Q. How does Avandia cause oedema?
Avandia increases the permeability of fluid in tiny blood vessels called capillaries. This results in easier movement of fluids across the membrane and their consequent accumulation, resulting in oedema (puffiness). Also, Pioglitazone causes increased sodium and water reabsorption from the kidney that contributes to the oedema.
Q. How does Avandia cause heart failure?
Avandia can cause fluid retention and edema. Consequently, there is a lot of fluid in the body (fluid overload). As a result, it may precipitate heart failure (which worsens with fluid overload in those at risk).
Q. Can Avandia be used in depression?
Avandia, either alone or as add-on therapy to conventional treatments, could clinically benefit patients of major depression according to a study