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    Information about Rosiglitazone

    Rosiglitazone uses

    Rosiglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How rosiglitazone works

    Rosiglitazone is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.

    Common side effects of rosiglitazone

    Blurred vision, Numbness, Bone fracture, Respiratory tract infection
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    30 May 2019 | 05:33 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Rosiglitazone

    • Rosiglitazone has been withdrawn from the market due to an increased risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths.

    Frequently asked questions for Rosiglitazone


    Q. Can Rosiglitazone be used along with glimepiride in diabetes?

    Rosiglitazone 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 Rosiglitazone?

    Rosiglitazone 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 Rosiglitazone cause oedema?

    Rosiglitazone 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 Rosiglitazone cause heart failure?

    Rosiglitazone 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 Rosiglitazone be used in depression?

    Rosiglitazone, either alone or as add-on therapy to conventional treatments, could clinically benefit patients of major depression according to a study

    Content on this page was last updated on 30 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)