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Rosiglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Rosiglitazone restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Back pain, Cardiac disorder, Cold symptoms, Nasal congestion, Fluid retention, Limb swelling, Headache, Loss of appetite, Running nose, Sore throat, Stomach pain


Expert advice

  • Notify your doctor if you have liver disease. 
  • Notify your doctor if you have or ever had urinary bladder cancer.
  • Rosiglitazone does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Notify your doctor if you had a heart failure in the past. 

Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)