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Avandia Prescription

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Avandia Description
ROSIGLITAZONE - ORAL (row-sih-GLIT-uh-zone)

Common Avandia Brand Name(s)
Avandia

Avandia Side Effects
Headache may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: back pain, cough, unusual tiredness or weakness, swelling, changes in menstrual cycle, unusual thirst or urination. Very unlikely but report promptly: dizziness, tremors, rapid pulse, vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How To Use Avandia
AVANDIA: Take by mouth, with or without food, as directed. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. AVANDIA may be used in addition to other medications to treat diabetes. Take all other medication as directed by your doctor. If you are currently taking troglitazone, wait at least one week between stopping troglitazone and starting therapy with this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Avandia Uses
AVANDIA is used to treat diabetes.

Avandia Precautions
Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, high cholesterol, swelling (edema), heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), fertility problems (e.g., ovulation problems), very high blood glucose (diabetic ketoacidosis), blood problems (e.g., anemia), liver disease. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to learn the symptoms of high or low blood sugar. Some symptoms of high blood sugar include thirst and increased urination. Low blood sugar may cause you to feel shaky, sweaty, hungry or have an increased pulse. Carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. Consult your pharmacist. During times of stress, such as fever, infection, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar. Consult your doctor, as additional medication may be required. AVANDIA can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (ovulation) in women with certain fertility problems. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of reliable birth control while using AVANDIA. AVANDIA should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Insulin may be substituted for AVANDIA during your pregnancy; follow all instructions carefully. It is not known whether AVANDIA is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using AVANDIA is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Avandia Drug Interactions
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: diabetes drugs such as troglitazone. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Avandia Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Avandia Notes
Do not share AVANDIA with others. It is recommended you attend a diabetes education program to understand diabetes and all important aspects of its treatment including meals, exercise, personal hygiene, medication and getting regular eye and medical exams. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Keep all medical appointments. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., liver function tests) will be performed to monitor for side effects and response to therapy. Regularly check your blood or urine for sugar, as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and circulation problems.

Missed Avandia Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Avandia Storage
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information on enrollment call Medic Alert(TM) at 1-800-854-1166. In Canada call 1-800-668-1507.