Avandia is a prescription medication used with diet and exercise was created by GlaxoSmithKline to treat type 2 (“adult-onset” or “non-insulin dependent”) diabetes mellitus (“high blood sugar”).
Avandia may be used alone or with other anti-diabetic medicines. Active Ingredient: rosiglitazone maleate. When Avandia was first approved it was intended to replace the recalled diabetes drug Rezulin as a safe alternative. Pharmacological studies in animal models indicate that rosiglitazone improves sensitivity to insulin in muscle and adipose tissue.
Type 2 Diabetes: When a person does not make enough insulin or does not respond normally to the insulin their body makes this is considered type 2 diabetes. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems including kidney damage, heart disease, loss of limbs, and blindness.
Avandia Side Effects
Avandia, Has many painful side effects when taken. The most life-threatening side effect is congestive heart failure.
Heart failure symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the extremities
- Weight fluctuations
- Difficulty breathing/Shortness of breath
If you have heart failure, fluid retention, or active liver disease your healthcare provider will evaluate you to decide if Avandia is right for you.
If you or someone close to you has suffered a heart attack or cardiovascular problems after taking Avandia, you may have the right to investigate the possibility that the injury was caused by Avandia.
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