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Rosiglitazone

Information

Uses

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

Weight gain, Peripheral edema, Headache, Pharyngitis, Respiratory tract infection, Sinus inflammation, Muscle pain

Available Medicine

  • ₹33 to ₹93
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹36 to ₹99
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹60 to ₹100
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹21 to ₹55
    Aretaeus Pharmaceuticals
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹100
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹11000
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

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 09 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)