Avandia 4 mg Tablet


Uses of Avandia Tablet
Avandia 4 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Avandia Tablet side effects
  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection
How to use Avandia Tablet
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.
How Avandia Tablet works
Avandia 4 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.
Avandia Tablet related warnings
Taking rosiglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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.
What if you miss a dose of Avandia Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Avandia 4 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Avandia 4 mg Tablet
Rosicon 4mg Tablet
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Reglit 4mg Tablet
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Rositus 4mg Tablet
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Windia 4mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

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  • Avandia 4 mg Tablet has been withdrawn from the market due to an increased risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Avandia with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Avandia

High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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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
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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